The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day

The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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These stories live deeply in all that I have written and all that I am ever going to write. - Elie Wiesel

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Aushwitz. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to

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These stories live deeply in all that I have written and all that I am ever going to write. - Elie Wiesel

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Aushwitz. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1961), a young man who has survived the Second World War and settled in Palestine is apprenticed to a Jewish terrorist gang. Commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage, the former victim becomes an executioner.

In The Accident (1962), Wiesel again turns to fiction to question the limits of the spirit and the self: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life without the memories of the old? As the author writes in his introduction, "in Night it is the 'I' who speaks; in the other two [narratives], it is the 'I' who listens to questions."

Wiesel's trilogy offers meditations on mankind's attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.

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“Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art.” —Curt Leviant, Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374521400
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1928
Place of Birth:
Sighet, Romania
Education:
La Sorbonne

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