Story & Silence

Transcendence in the Work of Elie Wiesel

By Gary Henry

Reprinted in Bloom's Guides: Night by Harold Bloom (New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2009).

Bibliography

The literature on Elie Wiesel is extensive, but many of the materials, especially the periodicals, are hard to get. Only those sources which were actually used in the preparation of this essay are listed here; the available literature, however, ranges much more widely. In the case of Wiesel’s own books, most are now available in both hardcover and paperback. I have indicated where I used paperback editions, since the pagination in these will differ from the hardcover editions.

Books and Articles by Elie Wiesel

  • Ani Maamin: A Song Lost and Found Again. Translated by Marion Wiesel. New York: Random House, 1973.
  • A Beggar in Jerusalem. New York: Pocket Books (paperback), 1970.
  • “Crying Out Loud: Where Solzhenitsyn Troubles Me.” Review of Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The National Jewish Monthly, November, 1974, pp.16-20.
  • Dawn. Translated by Frances Frenaye. New York: Avon Books (paperback), 1961.
  • Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle Against Melancholy. University of Notre Dame Press, 1978.
  • The Gates of the Forest. Translated by Frances Frenaye. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.
  • A Jew Today. Translated by Marion Wiesel. New York: Random House, 1978.
  • The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry. Translated by Neal Kozodoy. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.
  • Legends of Our Time. New York: Avon Books (paperback), 1968.
  • Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends. Translated by Marion Wiesel. New York: Random House, 1976.
  • Night. Translated by Stella Rodway. New York: Avon Books (paperback), 1960.
  • The Oath. New York: Avon Books (paperback), 1973.
  • One Generation After. Translated by Lily Edelman. New York: Random House, 1965.
  • Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters. Translated by Marion Wiesel. New York: Random House, 1972.
  • “To Remain Human in Face of Inhumanity.” Condensed from an address. The Jewish Digest, XVII (September, 1972), pp.37-42.
  • The Town Beyond the Wall. Translated by Stephen Becker. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.
  • “Words from a Witness.” Condensed from an address. Conservative Judaism, XXI (Spring, 1967), pp.40-48.
  • Zalmen, or The Madness of God. Translated by Nathan Edelman. New York: Random House, 1974.

Other Sources

  • Berger, Alan L. “The Sources of Hasidic Experience.” Review of Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters by Elie Wiesel. Midstream, February, 1973, pp.77-79.
  • Cargas, Harry James. Harry James Cargas in Conversation with Elie Wiesel. New York: Paulist Press, 1976.
  • Dewey, Bradley R. “The Elie Wiesel Phenomenon: Interpretation and Prediction.” Conservative Judaism, XXV (Fall, 1970), pp.25-33.
  • Dresner, Samuel. “The Elie Wiesel Phenomenon: Witness for Judaism.” Conservative Judaism, XXV (Fall, 1970), pp.34-41.
  • Edelman, Lily. “Modern Jewish Agonies: A Time for Remembering.” Review of Ani Maamin: A Song Lost and Found Again by Elie Wiesel. The National Jewish Monthly, May, 1974, pp.46-49.
  • Friedman, Maurice. “Elie Wiesel: The Job of Auschwitz.” Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, XXI (Summer, 1974), pp.3-26.
  • Garber, Frederick. “The Art of Elie Wiesel.” Judaism, XXII (Summer, 1973), pp.301-8.
  • Greenstein, David. “On Elie Wiesel.” Jewish Frontier, October, 1974, pp.19-23.
  • Kaplan, Louis L. “Recipient of the 1966 Jewish Heritage Award for Excellence in Literature: Elie Wiesel.” Presentation address. Jewish Heritage, VIII (Spring, 1966), pp.20-26.
  • Malin, Irving. “Worlds Within Worlds.” Review of The Oath by Elie Wiesel. Midstream, February, 1974, pp.79-82.
  • Mohs, Mayo. “Jeremiah II.” Review of A Jew Today by Elie Wiesel. Time, December 25, 1978, p.81.
  • “Opening the Hasidic Gates.” Review of Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters by Elie Wiesel. The National Jewish Monthly, March, 1972, pp.72-77.
  • Reichek, Morton A. “Elie Wiesel: Out of the Night.” Present Tense, Spring, 1976, pp.41-47.
  • Sherwin, Byron L. “Elie Wiesel and Jewish Theology.” Judaism, XVII (Winter, 1969), pp.39-52.
  • “Elie Wiesel on Madness.” Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, XIX (June, 1972), pp.24-32.
  • Steinbach, A. Alan. Review of Ani Maamin: A Song Lost and Found Again by Elie Wiesel. Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, XXIII (Spring, 1976), pp.77-81.

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