Legacy of Night

The Literary Universe of Elie Wiesel

By Ellen S. Fine

Series: SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture
Paperback : 9780873955904, 276 pages, June 1983
Hardcover : 9780873955898, 276 pages, June 1983

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"Ellen Fine's book is full of original insights, beautifully written and structured. I could not put it down. It is a very important study. " — Rosette Lamont, Queens College and Graduate School, City University of New York

"By treating Wiesel's novels as literary-spiritual stages in the development of Wiesel's larger experience, as a survivor-witness-writer, Dr. Fine's book takes on an inherently dramatic character which makes it alive and exciting as well as instructive. " — Terrence Des Pres, Colgate University

"Fine clarifies Wiesel's intentions, especially illuminating the complex variations on the themes of speech and silence, fathers and sons, escape and return—in short, the ideas around which Wiesel organizes his literary universe. No one has done this before so thoroughly. " — Lawrence Langer, Simmons College