Night

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Feb 7, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's 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, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's 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 man's 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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This book wasn't meant to hide the darkness of the drastic event. The Holocaust was horrific and it shouldn't be sugar coated. The events in the book were real not fake and made up. The book itself gives us the power to see what people went through and thats meaningful. Some might believe that its too "dark" or shouldn't be read because it's gruesome, but that's what the Holocaust was. It was an amazing book. It wasn't boring, it brought out the side of history everyone should know about not be hidden from. 

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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 Oprah's 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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