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A watershed memoir first published in 1958, Elie Wiesel's Night has become widely recognized as a masterpiece. This new edition, translated from the French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, presents this seminal work in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. A new preface by the Wiesel, in addition to the text of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, provides enduring insight into his vision and legacy.
In eloquent, unflinching scenes, Night recalls Wiesel's survival as a teenager in Nazi death camps. Each chapter raises questions that have haunted the world since Hitler's rise: How could such a staggering number of innocents have lost their lives at the command of one regime? What does it take to survive when body, mind, and spirit are brutalized for months, even years? Why does God seem to forsake those who suffer? For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Holocaust, or of the nature of humanity itself, Night is essential reading.