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Remembering one hurricane while preparing for another

Elie Wiesel tells a story that takes place in the small town where he grew up in the Carpathian Mountains. A father used to tell his son that he must get up early every day. 1,240 more words

Fun Home and the Dangers of Limitations

Lately in the news, Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir Fun Home has been involved in some controversy.  Some incoming freshmen at Duke University were assigned  1,335 more words

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Night

Done! Night is such a quick read that there is not enough time to lose interest, even for a moment. 

Though I’m used to read about this type of horror (North Korean camps, Cambodian genocide, etc.) … 122 more words

Cemetery heart

Inspired by Elie Wiesel’s novel Night.

No one can say new life is breaking away here
The colour white is a liar
The snowflakes are not cheerful… 343 more words

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I got this book (and of some others) yesterday, Night by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

Elie Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent and  54 more words

Why I Write: The Power of Stories

Whenever I feel really stuck with writing, it’s usually because I’ve lost sight of why I started writing in the first place. When I really remember the why, encapsulated in my favorite quote by writer Elie Wiesel, everything else seems to fall into place: 370 more words

Night by Elie Wiesel

This is not the first time I’ve read Night. I have two students who are reading it for their book club, one Jewish boy and his best friend. 610 more words

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