Elie Wiesel

Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives

By Steven T. Katz (Editor); Alan Rosen (Editor)
(Indiana University Press, Hardcover, 9780253008053, 302pp.)

Publication Date: February 27, 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."

About the Author
Sander L. Gilman is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies at Cornell University. He is a cultural historian whose more than 30 books range from the history of literature to the history of medicine. He is a coeditor of Reading Freud's Reading, also published by New York University Press.

Alan Rosen was a research fellow of the Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah from 2006 to 2009 and now lectures regularly on Holocaust Literature at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies and other Holocaust study centers. Rosen is the author of Approaches to Teaching Wiesel's Night (2007), Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English (2008) and The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder (2010).
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