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Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling
     

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

by Rosemary Horowitz
 
Elie Wiesel is a master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir Night to his novels and numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel’s literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently refers to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine

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Elie Wiesel is a master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir Night to his novels and numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel’s literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently refers to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine Wiesel’s roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk, and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style. Emphasized throughout is Wiesel’s use of multiple sources in an effort to reach diverse audiences.

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ISBN-13:
9780786428694
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Horowitz is a professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has published extensively on yizker books.

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