Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

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Elie Wiesel is a master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir Night to his novels and numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel's literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently refers to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine Wiesel's roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk, and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style. Emphasized throughout is Wiesel's use of multiple sources in an effort to reach diverse audiences.Yet, I managed to articulate a few questions about which I sought clarification concerning his writing. One event, however, I did not anticipate was the correction I received when I referred to Night as a novel. Almost in midsentence, Elie Wieselanbsp;...

Title:Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling
Author: Rosemary Horowitz
Publisher:McFarland - 2006-10-30

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