In this Book

Elie Wiesel
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part 1. Bible and Talmud
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. 1. Alone with God: Wiesel’s Writings on the Bible
  2. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2. Wiesel as Interpreter of Biblical Narrative
  2. pp. 21-29
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  1. 3. Wiesel and Rabbi Akiva
  2. pp. 30-37
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  1. 4. Wiesel and the Stories of the Rabbis
  2. pp. 38-48
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  1. Part 2. Hasidism
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. 5. Wiesel in the Context of Neo-Hasidism
  2. pp. 51-58
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  1. 6. Reflections on Wiesel’s Hasidic Tales
  2. pp. 59-68
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  1. 7. Yearning for Sacred Place: Wiesel’s Hasidic Tales and Postwar Hasidism
  2. pp. 69-82
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  1. 8. The Hasidic Spark and the Holocaust
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. Part 3. Belles Lettres
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. 9. Lot’s Wife and “A Plea for the Dead}: Commemoration, Memory, and Shame
  2. pp. 103-112
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  1. 10. The Storyteller in History: Shoah Memory and the Idea of the Novel
  2. pp. 113-126
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  1. 11. Wiesel’s Post-Auschwitz Shema Yisrael
  2. pp. 127-136
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  1. 12. Dreams and Dialogues: Wiesel’s Holocaust Memories
  2. pp. 137-145
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  1. 13. The Trauma of History in The Gates of the Forest
  2. pp. 146-159
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  1. 14. Victims, Executioners, and the Ethics of Political Violence: A Levinasian Reading of Dawn
  2. pp. 160-170
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  1. Part 4. Testimony
  2. pp. 171-172
  1. 15. Dialectic Living and Thinking: Wiesel as Storyteller and Interpreter of the Shoah
  2. pp. 173-189
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  1. 16. Wiesel’s Aggadic Outcry
  2. pp. 190-200
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  1. 17. Whose Testimony? The Confusion of Fiction with Fact
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. 18. Wiesel’s Testament
  2. pp. 211-219
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  1. 19. Améry, Levi, Wiesel: The Futility of Holocaust Testimony
  2. pp. 220-230
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  1. Part 5. Legacies
  2. pp. 231-232
  1. 20. With Shadows and With Song: Learning, Listening, Teaching
  2. pp. 233-242
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  1. 21. Teaching through Words, Teaching through Silence: Education after (and about) Auschwitz
  2. pp. 243-254
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  1. 22. Toward a Methodology of Wonder
  2. pp. 255-263
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  1. 23. Wiesel’s Contribution to a Christian Understanding of Judaism
  2. pp. 264-276
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  1. 24. Conscience
  2. pp. 277-286
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-302
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