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Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1961), a young man who has survived the Second World War and settled in Palestine is apprenticed to a Jewish underground movement, where the former victim is commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage. In Day (previously titled The Accident, 1962), Wiesel questions the limits of the spirit and the self: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life without the memories of the old?
 
Wiesels trilogy offers meditations on mankinds attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.
Elie Wiesel is the author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel first published Night in 1960.  The Night Trilogy collects that work, translated by Marion Wiesel, with his two short novels on the Holocaust, Day and Dawn.
 
Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. It is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnessed each day.

In the short novel Dawn, originally published in 1961, a young man who has survived the Second World War and settled in Palestine is apprenticed to a Jewish terrorist gang. Commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage, the former victim becomes an executioner.

In Day, originally published as The Accident in 1962, Wiesel again turns to fiction to question the limits of the spirit and the self: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life without the memories of the old? As the author writes in his introduction, "In Night it is the 'I' who speaks; in the other two [narratives], it is the 'I' who listens and questions."

As a whole, Wiesel's trilogy offers meditations on mankind's attraction to violenceas well as mankind's temptation of self-destruction.

“Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art.” Curt Leviant, Saturday Review
“Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art.” Curt Leviant, Saturday Review
 
"To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record."Alfred Kazin

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Wiesel's trilogy of Holocaust stories offers meditations on mankind's attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.

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Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1960), a young man who has survived World War II and settled in Palestine joins a Jewish underground movement and is commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage. In Day (previously titled The Accident, 1961), Wiesel questions the limits of conscience: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life despite their memories? Wiesels trilogy offers insights on mankinds attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.

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Elie Wiesel, the author of more than forty acclaimed works, has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Austen Lover, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Austen Lover)
Elie Wiesel's simple, powerful prose are timeless. Everyone should give this book a read. He proves that it is possible to rise from the devastation of one's trauma to live large for generations to come. His message goes beyond Holocaust rememberance to inspire us to live the lives we should.
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ISBN:
9780809073641
Author:
Wiesel, Elie
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Authors, French -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography - General
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Literary
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Jewish
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Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080431
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.49 x 0.92 in

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Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1960), a young man who has survived World War II and settled in Palestine joins a Jewish underground movement and is commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage. In Day (previously titled The Accident, 1961), Wiesel questions the limits of conscience: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life despite their memories? Wiesels trilogy offers insights on mankinds attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.
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