Tag Archives: Elie Wiesel

Book Review: And The Sea Is Never Full

And The Sea Is Never Full:  Memoirs 1969-, by Elie Wiesel Sometimes I am puzzled by the point of a book.  Elie Wiesel has written a lot of books, some of them nonfictional (like this memoir) and some of them … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sages And Dreamers

Sages And Dreamers:  Biblical, Talmudid, and Hasidic Portraits and Legends, by Elie Wiesel Reading a book like this is simultaneously illuminating and alienating.  To be sure, the author probably wrote this book for a Jewish audience, to better acquaint them … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wise Men And Their Tales

Wise Men And Their Tales:  Portraits Of Biblical, Talmudic, And Hasidic Masters, by Elie Wiesel It would seem from reading this book that the author has a great deal of fondness for the supposed Hasidic masters of Judaism, for though … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genocide In Elie Wiesel’s Night

Genocide In Elie Wiesel’s Night, edited by Louise Hawker In reading this book, which is itself longer than the book it is about, as is sometimes the case with critical efforts like this one, I found myself missing the clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night; Dawn; The Accident: A Trilogy

Night; Dawn; The Accident:  A Trilogy, by Elie Wiesel In reading some reviews to this book after I had finished reading it for myself, I noticed that many people had a hard time placing this particular trilogy in that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: From The Kingdom Of Memory

From The Kingdom Of Memory, Reminisces by Elie Wiesel As is the case with the author’s writings in general, there are some very good parts and some more problematic parts to the author’s writings.  Yet even where the book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conversations With Elie Wiesel

Conversations With Elie Wiesel, by Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner Having read quite a few books by the author, including one additional book like this one that was made as a result of a long conversation, I have to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Time Of The Uprooted

The Time Of The Uprooted:  A Novel, by Elie Wiesel Stop me if you’ve heard this story before:  a Jewish widower whose estranged wife committed suicide and whose daughters have entirely rejected him works as a ghostwriter telling the stories … Continue reading

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