Elie Wiesel | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ora Avni

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Elie Wiesel.
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Critical Essay by Ora Avni

SOURCE: Avni, Ora. “Beyond Psychoanalysis: Elie Wiesel's Night in Historical Perspective.” In Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and “the Jewish Question” in France, edited by Lawrence D. Kritzman, pp. 203-18. New York: Routledge, 1995.

In the following essay, Avni addresses the impact of and reaction to Holocaust narratives by discussing the opening section of Wiesel's Night.

Night is the story of a young boy's journey through hell, as he is taken first to a ghetto, and then to Auschwitz and Buchenwald. It is a story of survival and of death: survival of the young narrator himself, but death of the world as he knew it.1 It is therefore a negative Bildungsroman, in which the character does not end up, as expected, fit for life in society, but on the contrary...

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