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The Resource The struggle for understanding : Elie Wiesel's literary works, edited by Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith

The struggle for understanding : Elie Wiesel's literary works, edited by Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith

Label
The struggle for understanding : Elie Wiesel's literary works
Title
The struggle for understanding
Title remainder
Elie Wiesel's literary works
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) was one of the most important literary voices to emerge from the Holocaust. The Nazis took the lives of most of his family, destroyed the community in which he was raised, and subjected him to ghettoization, imprisonment in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and a death march. It is remarkable not only that Wiesel survived and found a way to write about his experiences, but that he did so with elegance and profundity. His novels grapple with questions of tradition, memory, trauma, madness, atrocity, and faith. The Struggle for Understanding examines Wiesel's literary, religious, and cultural roots and the indelible impact of the Holocaust on his storytelling. Grouped in sections on Hasidic origins, the role of the Other, theology and tradition, and later works, the chapters cover the entire span of Wiesel's career. Books analyzed include Night, Dawn, The Forgotten, The Gates of the Forest, The Town Beyond the Wall, The Testament, The Sonderberg Case, and Hostage. What emerges is a portrait of Wiesel's work in its full literary richness"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
848/.91409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2683.I32
LC item number
Z886 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1984-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nesfield, Victoria
  • Smith, Philip
Series statement
SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiesel, Elie
  • Wiesel, Elie
  • 17.82 literary criticism
  • 18.25 French literature
Label
The struggle for understanding : Elie Wiesel's literary works, edited by Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The bystander in Elie Wiesel's The town beyond the wall
  • Christin Zühlke
  • Enduring anti-Semitic Christian scripts in Elie Wiesel's The gates of the forest
  • Lucas Wilson
  • Stories untold : theology, language and the Hasidic spirit in Elie Wiesel's The gates of the forest
  • Ariel Evan Mayse
  • Testifying, writing, and putting God in the dock : Elie Wiesel and the crisis of traditional theodicy
  • Federico Dal Bo
  • The importance of memory : Jewish mysticism and preserving history in Elie Wiesel's The forgotten
  • Eric J. Sterling
  • Between fiction and reality: Elie Wiesel's memoirs
  • Transcultural networks of Holocaust memories in Elie Wiesel's The time of the uprooted
  • Dana Mihailescu
  • Wiesel's political vision in Dawn, The testament, and Hostage
  • Rosemary Horowitz
  • Allegories of the Holocaust in Elie Wiesel's late fiction : The forgotten, The Sonderberg case and Hostage
  • Sue Vice
  • Menachem Keren-Kratz
  • The death of humanity and the need for a glory culture : the existential project of Elie Wiesel
  • Yakir Englander
  • The role of the four prophet figures in Night
  • Mary Catherine Mueller
  • Embracing madness : Elie Wiesel's madmen and their role in his works
  • Jennifer Murray
Control code
1080250849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 290 pages
Isbn
9781438475455
Lccn
2018040458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080250849
Label
The struggle for understanding : Elie Wiesel's literary works, edited by Victoria Nesfield and Philip Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The bystander in Elie Wiesel's The town beyond the wall
  • Christin Zühlke
  • Enduring anti-Semitic Christian scripts in Elie Wiesel's The gates of the forest
  • Lucas Wilson
  • Stories untold : theology, language and the Hasidic spirit in Elie Wiesel's The gates of the forest
  • Ariel Evan Mayse
  • Testifying, writing, and putting God in the dock : Elie Wiesel and the crisis of traditional theodicy
  • Federico Dal Bo
  • The importance of memory : Jewish mysticism and preserving history in Elie Wiesel's The forgotten
  • Eric J. Sterling
  • Between fiction and reality: Elie Wiesel's memoirs
  • Transcultural networks of Holocaust memories in Elie Wiesel's The time of the uprooted
  • Dana Mihailescu
  • Wiesel's political vision in Dawn, The testament, and Hostage
  • Rosemary Horowitz
  • Allegories of the Holocaust in Elie Wiesel's late fiction : The forgotten, The Sonderberg case and Hostage
  • Sue Vice
  • Menachem Keren-Kratz
  • The death of humanity and the need for a glory culture : the existential project of Elie Wiesel
  • Yakir Englander
  • The role of the four prophet figures in Night
  • Mary Catherine Mueller
  • Embracing madness : Elie Wiesel's madmen and their role in his works
  • Jennifer Murray
Control code
1080250849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 290 pages
Isbn
9781438475455
Lccn
2018040458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080250849

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