Night (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 7, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

Night is Elie Wieselís masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elieís wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the authorís original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets manís capacity for inhumanity to man.

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

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Night is difficult to read. - LibraryThing
A haunting memoir with elegant writing. - LibraryThing
Everyone should also be exposed to Wiesel's writing. - LibraryThing
Pacing: Moves very quickly, short, concise and stark. - LibraryThing
Hard to read, vivid, and totally worth it. - LibraryThing
Heart wrenching in some parts, but very good writing. - LibraryThing

Review: Night (The Night Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Maria Pomeroy - Goodreads

I know it may sound morbid but I love books about the "Holocaust"! Not in a gloomy, grisly, glum, gruesome way but in a way that allows the atrocities, horror and cruelties to be remembered. We all ... Read full review

Review: Night (The Night Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Lexie Miller - Goodreads

Interesting read if you like history and the Jewish Holocaust. Told from a child now adult's perspective based on what he remembers, historic facts and some fiction. New view on his experience and heart griping detail of how his family perished. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprahís Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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