Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity

Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity

by Robert McAfee Brown
     
 

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Upon presenting the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace to Elie Wiesel, Egil Aarvick, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee, hailed him as "a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge but with one of brotherhood and atonement." Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity, first published in 1983, echoes this theme and still affirms that message, a

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Upon presenting the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace to Elie Wiesel, Egil Aarvick, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee, hailed him as "a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge but with one of brotherhood and atonement." Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity, first published in 1983, echoes this theme and still affirms that message, a call to both Christians and Jews to face the tragedy of the Holocaust and begin again.

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Using Wiesel's literary oeuvre, Brown traces Wiesel's transformation--from the utter despair of Night to the personal redemption of The Gates of the forest. This revised edition adds two appendices to the original work, the first a selection of reviews of Wiesel's later works, the second, an essay about Wiesel and his acceptance of the Nobel Prize. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268009205
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
04/30/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.82(d)

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Robert McAfee Brown (1920-2001) was professor of religious studies at Stanford University.

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