Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man The New York Times Book ReviewThe publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel s original title to the novel initially published in English as The Accident and clearly establishes it as the powerful conclusion to the author s classic trilogy of Holocaust literature, which includes his memoir Night and Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man The New York Times Book ReviewThe publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel s original title to the novel initially published in English as The Accident and clearly establishes it as the powerful conclusion to the author s classic trilogy of Holocaust literature, which includes his memoir Night and novel Dawn In Night it is the I who speaks, writes Wiesel In the other two, it is the I who listens and questions In its opening paragraphs, a successful journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a New York City curb and into the path of an oncoming taxi Consequently, most of Wiesel s masterful portrayal of one man s exploration of the historical tragedy that befell him, his family, and his people transpires in the thoughts, daydreams, and memories of the novel s narrator Torn between choosing life or death, Day again and again returns to the guiding questions that inform Wiesel s trilogy the meaning and worth of surviving the annihilation of a race, the effects of the Holocaust upon the modern character of the Jewish people, and the loss of one s religious faith in the face of mass murder and human extermination.
Day Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man The New York Times Book ReviewThe publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel s original title to the novel initially published in
This short novel is powerful, at times harrowing The writing is compressed, the tone conversational One would not think the language capable of handling so many large themes God, the Holocaust, Hell, Suffering, Love that the author freights it with Yet it is the very lightness of the language that buoys the subject matter There is even a touch of humor, albeit of a very black gallows variety The writing is deft It possesses a wonderful contiguity, a narrative cohesion as the incidents unfold It [...]
I made the mistake of reading reviews before reading this book ,and I have to say that I am amazed at the number of poor reviews Day is one of the most eloquently written books I have ever read and to achieve this status with such simple prose in dealing with so many complicated subjects is amazing So many times reviewers said this book is depressing I disagree This book is informative, it gives us a glimpse into human nature that is NEVER TO BE SPOKEN It is acceptable to discuss the atrocities [...]
I was disappointed with this one even than I was with Dawn Night is powerful and the other two are a definite let down and depressing I cannot understand why these three books are part of a trilogy The last two are a bit muddling and all over the place I almost abandoned both of them.
3.5The one big flaw in this work is one I mentioned in my last read didactic dialogue The narrator s thoughts I could believe in, though they were a bit tedious at times, but much of the dialogue did not feel real What does feel real is the suffering of a man who saw human beings at their worst He survives by communing with his dead, and engaging superficially with the living This novella was once called The Accident and I wondered why the title was changed until I got to the penultimate page th [...]
Elie Wiesel s Day once entitled The Accident , the third and final book in his Night trilogy of memoirs, is causing some clenching in my brain After reading Night some two years ago which was by far the most resonating and heart breaking of the three books my entire mindset concerning the suffering and guilt associated with Holocaust survivors has shifted witnessing that type of human destruction and atrocity on such an astonishing scale can rip the humanity right from a person s core Death beco [...]
Description The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel s original title to the novel initially published in English as The Accident and clearly establishes it as the powerful conclusion to the author s classic trilogy of Holocaust literature, which includes his memoir Night and novel Dawn In Night it is the I who speaks, writes Wiesel In the other two, it is the I who listens and questions In its opening paragraphs, a successful journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a New York City curb a [...]
Este o terceiro livro de uma trilogia e o segundo que leio da mesma fica o Amanhecer por ler porque n o o consegui encontrar Gostei muito do Noite e gostei muito do Dia um livro angustiante, um livro escrito na primeira pessoa por algu m atormentado, torturado por um passado que n o o abandona Quem v o que eles viram n o esquece, n o se liberta E, para fazer os outro felizes, acaba por ter de mentir, por ser um fingidor N o ama, mas finge que ama N o quer viver, mas finge que quer.Os fantasmas n [...]
I was expecting so much really my least favorite of the three , I am kind of disappointed actually
Years ago I read and taught Night and Dawn I came to Day The Accident only yesterday.Published in 1961, this edition has a short preface by Wiesel who says it is his story and not I speak through my protagonist, but he does not speak for me I think the book s core is captured in the Hamlet reference The question is not to be or not to be, but to be and not to be I think of the Shoah series and interviews with survivors, their children, SS guards and their descendants I think of the impossibility [...]
The problem is not to be or not to be But rather to be and not to be What it comes down to is that man lives while dying, that he represents death to the living, and that s where tragedy begins.God, what a disappointment After loving Night and Dawn, I expected I will love Day as well But whereas the previous novels had very strong messages, this one didn t really tell me anything rather than after a hellish life of Holocaust and torture, one can t simply love again and be happy Honestly The whol [...]
How can a book told from the perspective of a nihilist, someone who is the very definition of survivor s guilt, be so incredibly moving Day, the final book of the Elie Wiesel s Night series is full of gems I can t remember ever re reading so many sentences because they were so profound, so full of the stuff life is made of, which is astounding coming from the narrator.Night was dark, horrific, yet very moving Dawn raised serious moral questions both on a personal level and a societal level With [...]
Like Dawn, this book is short but contains depth that belies its length I knew I would read it quickly because of my experience reading Dawn, yet I didn t want to read it without really absorbing the language and the ideas However, it s nearly impossible not to read this book quickly The writing is perfect, but the story is also engrossing As much as I wanted to linger over the language, I also wanted to know what was going to happen.The English title refers to the accident that happens to Eliez [...]
i write to understand as much as to be understood elie wieselas a reader, i am thankful for authors like mr wiesel who are willing to bare their souls and allow us into their lives no matter how painful it is as a writer, i am humbled by his courage and strength as a human being, the amount of pain and suffering in this world suffocates me yet the resilience of men and women like mr wiesel makes me believe that despite all the pain and ugliness in this world there is so much good mr wiesel beli [...]
I didn t notice as I chose the version of the book that I did that it included only Night The cover looks the same but my book includes the entire trilogy so I will write about all three If I could give ten stars, that would still seem inadequate for this book It is beautifully written but to the point it unveils the depth of despair that those who suffered through the holocaust experienced But Weisel doesn t leave it there In three very short volumes, he explains through the voices of his char [...]
review to followpro human interest w sarah s story, not a topic often brought up when discuss Holoc, but left me waiting to know about her than the protagcon took a long time to get going , didn t feel invested until 3 4 in, made it difficult to sympathise with protagmid theme of haunting Possibly stronger in Dawn Imagery a bit pithy compared to previous title, nothing for the reader to see as the protag end of series and ends abruptly, no sense of journey completed, ending feels much like the [...]
This book tore my heart out Now, I m lying on my bed and I feel like crying The author had suffered so much and had witnessed so much suffering Can one ever come back from that Can one ever succeed in living a normal life This book seems to answer no , but that no is ambiguous towards the end I hope it s not a no I hope the true answer is yes I don t know enough about Elie wiesel to know if he found a yes or not I hope he did I hope we can put out suffering behind us, individually, nationally, a [...]
I don t know how I feel about this one quite yet It is engaging, sad, umconfortable The Holocaust literature rich but not so when it comes to discussing in the aftermath in a very raw, bitter, helpless manner At the end of the day Elie Wiesel convinced me that that living post war did not necessarily mean surviving.
Mr Wiesel has a direct line to my feelings and thoughts I love the way he questions love, faith, God, our existence It s unfortunate, sad, tragic, and unreal that he had to experience something so horrendous though I m looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
On the heels of teaching Night again, I was swept up in the aftermath of a survivor s journey back into living I wouldn t say this book is enjoyable, but Wiesel s honest portrayal of living with the memories of the Holocaust were as raw and human as surviving the camp itself.
This is a very powerful book The imagery and comparisons are vivid
Used this book to ease myself into reading Night by Elie Wiesel Powerful illustration of how difficult almost impossible is it for a victim of absolute horror to recover from it Not as difficult to read as I thought it would be Now to attempt Night.Update after thinking about the book One thing that makes this book difficult is it a book of questions than answers It is also a book that tells than shows One scene of the book kept running through my mind It was when the main character was on a s [...]
Oh, God, why, why, why why would someone given the option to create a fictional universe make one so so depressing, with seemingly no reason to it that s the deal you see, I can handle depressing The Road is depressing, so depressing it actually depressed my wife But it has a message if we don t stop fucking around, this is the endgame This, apparently, is supposed to be about how Holocaust survivors can never find true happiness and blah blah blah, and about how hard it is to believe in love af [...]
Conmovedor, inteligente y muy bien escrito me gust mucho Habla de c mo un hombre se enfrenta a la posibilidad de enamorarse cuando NO quiere ya involucrarse porque ha sufrido demasiado en la vida El hombre tiene razones, claro, despu s del holocausto y de la extinci n de toda su familia, se ha hecho m s amigo de la muerte que de la vida, y no quiere abrir espacios para sufrir pero qu pasa con quienes lo aman Son arrastrados por l.Es un libro terrible y GENIAL, que adem s puede aplicarse a person [...]
Please excuse me But the last book i read was The accident But When I wrote a review I wrote it under the the Dawn This is a review for the book Dawn NOT THE ACCIDENT MS MOLLER Anyway, this was an amazing book For than one reason It is insightful how some people think and behave The book takes place in English occupied Israel The British are currently occurring it and rebels are fighting for possession of there homeland.Elisha is a very young holocaust surviver After the war he moves to Paris, [...]
This book was one that took sometime to take in It was a book where you had to think about what you believe and what you think other people believe I liked this book It had a good story line to it and it always kept you wanting to read and find out what happens next Elieser is a young journalist and a holocaust survivor A steps on to a curb and then boom He gets hit by a car Is it an accident or has he attested suicide He is torn between life and death, and when he is in the hospital he goes in [...]
Day is a novel written by Elie Wiesel and is part of his Night trilogy This story takes place in Manhattan after the Holocaust A man and his girlfriend are on their way to watch a movie and while crossing the road he is hit by a taxi and ensures numerous days in the hospital clinging to life While in the hospital he has memories of the Holocaust and realizes that he wished that that he had died in the Holocaust instead of some of the others that he had watched die He questions how we can look fo [...]
This was such a beautifully written book and was so filled with honest emotion and despair, but it was almost too despairing with no hope for the future It is the chronicle of a Holocaust survivor who has become a successfull journalist first in Paris and then in NYC often covering the United Nations He obviously feels so guilty for having survived when all of his loved ones did not He is only merely surviving not really living and feels he has no right to really live or love or hope or feel joy [...]
Day was about a Holocaust survivor who got ran over by a taxi in New York, and while in the hospital he reflected on his past in the concentration camp This book kind of started out boring at first, but as time went on, it progressively got and interesting Also as time went on in the book, the memories got and deeper into thought and it really got me interested in the book, and after a while, I could not stop reading it The book was related to Elie Wiesel s other books Night and Dawn, so I h [...]
This novel was a bummer after Night To me, Night seemed to be one of those rare books who s creation was not due to a fanciful idea to create, but rather a deeply rooted need to document and process an experience Perhaps if I read it 4 months after Night I would feel differently Perhaps not I m not sure The ending was what I found to be most disheartening Withouth adding spoilers hate adding those , suffice it to say that I wanted something different And didn t get it I think if the end had gone [...]
The final book in Wiesel s trilogy that began with Night Here, he speculates about the possibility of a Holocaust survivor ever really being able to put the past aside He IS his past and his past IS him To relinquish suffering is to relinquish memory and the lives of the dead And yet is not voluntary suffering, immersion in suffering, suffering almost as a badge of identity not a denial of possibility, of creativity, of the responsibility to live when given the chance Is not immersion in sufferi [...]