Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, And Moral Perspectives by Steven KatzElie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, And Moral Perspectives by Steven Katz

Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, And Moral Perspectives

EditorSteven Katz, Alan Rosen

Hardcover | May 17, 2013

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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.

Steven T. Katz is Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and holds the Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Boston University. He is editor of The Shtetl: New Evaluations and The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology.Alan Rosen teaches Holocaust literature at the International School for Holocaust...
Title:Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, And Moral PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253008050

ISBN - 13:9780253008053


Table of Contents

Introduction \ Alan Rosen
Part 1. Bible and Talmud
1. Alone with God: Wiesel's Writings on the Bible \ Joel Rosenberg
2. Wiesel as Interpreter of Biblical Narrative \ Everett Fox
3. Wiesel and Rabbi Akiva \ Joseph Polak
4. Wiesel and the Stories of the Rabbis \ Reuven Kimelman
Part 2. Hasidism
5. Wiesel in the Context of Neo-Hasidism \ Arthur Green
6. Reflections on Wiesel's Hasidic Tales \ Steven T. Katz
7. Yearning for Sacred Place: Wiesel's Hasidic Tales and Postwar Hasidism \ Nehemia Polen
8. The Hasidic Spark and the Holocaust \ Gershon Greenberg
Part 3. Belles Lettres
9. Lot's Wife and "A Plea for the Dead": Commemoration, Memory, and Shame \ Nancy Harrowitz
10. The Storyteller in History: Shoah Memory and the Idea of the Novel \ Sara R. Horowitz
11. Wiesel's Post-Auschwitz Shema Yisrael \ Alan L. Berger
12. Dreams and Dialogues: Wiesel's Holocaust Memories \ Ellen S. Fine
13. The Trauma of History in The Gates of the Forest \ Victoria Aarons
14. Victims, Executioners, and the Ethics of Political Violence: A Levinasian Reading of Dawn \ Jonathan Druker
Part 4. Testimony
15. Dialectic Living and Thinking: Wiesel as Storyteller and Interpreter of the Shoah \ Irving Greenberg
16. Wiesel's Aggadic Outcry \ David Patterson
17. Whose Testimony? The Confusion of Fiction with Fact \ Lawrence L. Langer
18. Wiesel's Testament \ Oren Baruch Stier
19. Améry, Levi, Wiesel: The Futility of Holocaust Testimony \ Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Part 5. Legacies
20. With Shadows and With Song: Learning, Listening, Teaching \ Alan Rosen
21. Teaching through Words, Teaching through Silence: Education after (and about) Auschwitz \ Reinhold Boschki
22. Toward a Methodology of Wonder \ Ariel Burger
23. Wiesel's Contribution to a Christian Understanding of Judaism \ John K. Roth
24. Conscience \ Irwin Cotler

Editorial Reviews

Katz and Rosen's rich and accessible volume deepens our understanding of Wiesel's role as an intellectual and literary figure: a seminal Holocaust writer and witness, an innovative moral thinker, and an interpreter of Jewish texts and traditions. In sustained, consistent, and fluid analyses, the contributors provide powerful new insights and interpretations. It will remain the definitive collection of critical thinking onWiesel for years to come.