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The Life and Work of Wiesel
Story and Silence: Transcendence in the Work of Elie Wiesel
By Gary Henry

  1. Mayo Mohs, "Jeremiah II," review of A Jew Today, by Elie Wiesel, in Time, December 25, 1978, p.81.
  2. The Accident (New York: Hill and Wang, 1962), p.45.
  3. The Gates of the Forest (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966), p.194.
  4. "Jewish Values in the Post-Holocaust Future: A Symposium," Judaism (Summer, 1967), p.298.
  5. Harry James Cargas, Harry James Cargas in Conversation with Elie Wiesel (New York: Paulist Press, 1976), p.73.
  6. Night (New York: Avon, 1960), p.14.
  7. Harry James Cargas, In Conversation with Elie Wiesel, p.73.
  8. Ibid., pp.75-76.
  9. Ibid., p.86.
  10. Ibid., p.3.
  11. Night, p.44.
  12. Ibid., p.76.
  13. Maurice Friedman, "Elie Wiesel: The Job of Auschwitz," Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, XXI (Summer, 1974), p.25.
  14. "To Remain Human in Face of Inhumanity," condensed from an address, The Jewish Digest, XVII (September, 1972), p.40.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Curt Leviant, "Elie Wiesel: A Soul on Fire," Saturday Review, January 31, 1970, p.25.
  17. David Greenstein, "On Elie Wiesel," Jewish Frontier, October, 1974, p.19.
  18. Harry James Cargas, In Conversation with Elie Wiesel, p.4.
  19. Ibid., p.33.
  20. Prologue to The Gates of the Forest.
  21. Morton A. Reichek, "Elie Wiesel: Out of the Night," p.45.
  22. "Words from a Witness," condensed from an address, Conservative Judaism, XXI (Spring, 1967), p.44.
  23. Harry James Cargas, In Conversation with Elie Wiesel, p.34.
  24. Ibid., pp.86-87.
  25. Morton A. Reichek, "Elie Wiesel: Out of the Night," pp.42,43.
  26. Souls on Fire (New York: Random House, 1972), p.202.
  27. The Town Beyond the Wall (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,1964), p.19.
  28. Plato writes in the Phaedrus (244), "There is also a madness which is a divine gift and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men. For prophecy is a madness." Jewish prophets in the biblical period were often considered mad by the citizenry: "The prophet is a fool; the man of spirit is mad" (Hosea 9:7).
  29. Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable (New York: New Directions, 1966), p.47.
  30. Wiesel quotes Dostoevski at the beginning of The Town Beyond the Wall: "I have a plan — to go mad."
  31. Morton A. Reichek, "Elie Wiesel: Out of the Night," p.43.
  32. Kahlil Gibran, Voice of the Master (New York: Citadel, 1958), p.44.
  33. "To Remain Human in Face of Inhumanity," p.38.
  34. Ibid.
  35. Ibid., p.39.
  36. See Byron L. Sherwin, "Elie Wiesel and Jewish Theology," Judaism XVII (Winter, 1969), pp.40-41.
  37. "To Remain Human in Face of Inhumanity," p.42.
  38. Ibid.
  39. Night, p.80.
  40. Harry James Cargas, In Conversation with Elie Wiesel, p.91.
  41. Morton A. Reichek, "Elie Wiesel: Out of the Night," p.42.
  42. Ibid., p.44.
  43. Harry James Cargas, In Conversation with Elie Wiesel, p.5.
  44. Ibid., p.6.
  45. The Town Beyond the Wall, p.177.
  46. Ibid., p.48.
  47. Ibid., p.115.
  48. Dawn (New York: Avon, 1961), p.126.
  49. Sanhedrin 46b. Cf. Byron L. Sherwin, "Elie Wiesel and Jewish Theology," pp.50-51.
  50. The Town Beyond the Wall, p.177.
  51. The Gates of the Forest, p.166.
  52. "Words from a Witness," p.48.

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