Night

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Feb 7, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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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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User Review  - pennma05 - LibraryThing

Such a hard task to write a review for this book. Probably one of the most heartwrenching books I have ever read. It's always hard to read books about the Holocaust but I think this one really brought ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Tragic story, but deserving of prizes won and accolades. Made me uncomfortable to read this important story and to think about the other stories that I have heard from US Army service men that liberated camps. Read full review

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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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