Legends of Our Time
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Legends of Our Time

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A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by Schocken (first published September 13th 1987)
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Hansen Wendlandt
Elie Wiesel’s office at Boston University is actually at the School of Theology, where they train pastors, rather than the Religion Department, where he teaches. I happened to be assigned the locker directly next to his office, and twice over my time there I had the pleasure, while bending for a book, of him opening his door smack into my head. You can tell a lot about a person by raw apologies. I wonder what you can tell about a person by their heart-wrenching writing about terror and despair....more
Erika Sajdak
With the wealth of experience Mr. Wiesel has to offer, the imagery and painful catharsis of this book are understandable. However, there is a downside to his personal experience, and that tends to be the bitterness of the injured soul.
Don't get me wrong- if there is anything to be bitter about, it is being a holocaust survivor. However, I found this book in the comparative religion section of the bookstore, and expected something deeper and more pervasive than a diatribe against the Germans, an...more
Mike
So, I don't know. I guess I was expecting something really brilliant. I enjoyed Night and Dawn so much, I thought Wiesel just hit a nerve with me. But this book was less than nerve-striking. And the topic of what happens to the Jews after the holocaust is really interesting, I think. I don't know. I just couldn't get into it, I guess.
Jay
A number of short stories (a preference of mine admittedly. Some with some very challenging premises. Made me think, which of course adds to its allure for me.
Jana Kaplan
such wise writing and philosophical insights to life. i enjoyed this book of short stories very much.
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Eliezer Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

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