Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives - Jewish Literature and Culture (Hardback)
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Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives - Jewish Literature and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 17/05/2013
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Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and experience. In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel's texts as well as illuminating commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career-his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony-this thought-provoking volume adds depth to our understanding of the impact of this important man of letters and towering international figure.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253008053
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

There is no getting our minds entirely around this immense figure, but the editors come pretty close....This book is an absolute requirement for all university libraries and Jewish institutions; a pleasure for any educated reader.

* Jewish Book World *

[An] illuminating collection of 24 academic essays . . . [and a] valuable look back on Wiesel's heroic authorial career.

* Publishers Weekly *

Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller's fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth...Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author's work.

* Kirkus Reviews *

Within this book, prominent scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel's texts as well as enlightening commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career-his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony-this thought-provoking volume adds depth to our understanding of the impact of this important man of letters and towering international figure.

* Examiner.com *

By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career-his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, morality and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony-this thought provoking volume adds considerable depth to our understanding of his impact.

* New York Journal of Books *

Katz and Rosen's rich and accessible volume deepens our understanding of Wiesel's role as an intellectual and literary figure: a seminal Holocaust writer and witness, an innovative moral thinker, and an interpreter of Jewish texts and traditions. In sustained, consistent, and fluid analyses, the contributors provide powerful new insights and interpretations. It will remain the definitive collection of critical thinking onWiesel for years to come.

* Holocaust and Genocide Studies *

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