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Night - Elie Wiesel

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Night - Elie Wiesel by Harold Bloom
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Night, a memoir by concentration camp survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, is a key work of Holocaust literature. It bears witness to the horrors endured by a teenage boy whose freedom and family are taken from him. This invaluable reference guide to one of the most remarkable memoirs ever written offers a range of contemporary essays and critical viewpoints and is introduced by scholar Harold Bloom.

No better example of the Bildungsroman turned inside out and upside down exists than the story of Eliezer Wiesel in Night. ---David L. Vandekwerken/p>

An approach which places Wiesel in a wider context need not neglect the specifically Jewish and the narrowly religious elements of his literature, nor need it soften his witness to the uniqueness of the Holocaust. What it might do is to enrich our awareness of how Wiesel's creative verve transmutes his special life experience into art which is pertinent to the self-understanding of any person. ---Tedl. Estess

Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, a series of more than 100 volumes, presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels, and dramas of the Western world, from Oedipus Rex and The Iliad to such modern and contemporary works as William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Don DeLillo's White Noise. Each volume opens with an introductory essay and editor's note by Harold Bloom and includes a bibliography, a chronology of the writer's life and works, and notes on the contributors. Taken together, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations provides a comprehensive critical guide to the most vital and influential works of the Western literary tradition.

Infobase Publishing; May 2010
207 pages; ISBN 9781438134321
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Title: Night - Elie Wiesel
Author: Harold Bloom