Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives
Indiana University Press, Hardcover, 9780253008053, 302pp.
Publication Date: February 27, 2013
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.