Thursday, March 11, 2010


Night is the Holocaust memoir of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.  To say that it is only a memoir, however, would be doing an extreme injustice to the work.  The narrative ultimately draws on themes that we all struggle with in our lives at some point: the meaning of faith, death, family, and the importance of memory.

The New York Times describes the 107-page book as "A slim volume of terrifying power."  I can't think of a better way to describe Night, so I'm going to leave it at that.  Read the book and never forget.

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