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

  • Title: Day
  • Author: Elie Wiesel Anne Borchardt
  • ISBN: 9780809023097
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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  • Elie Wiesel Anne Borchardt

    Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent He was 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.Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a messenger to mankind, noting that through his struggle to come to terms with his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler s death camps, as well as his practical work in the cause of peace, Wiesel has delivered a powerful message of peace, atonement and human dignity to humanity.On November 30, 2006 Wiesel received an honorary knighthood in London, England in recognition of his work toward raising Holocaust education in the United Kingdomcmillan author eliewi


  • 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 un [...]

  • 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 more acceptable to discuss the [...]

  • I was disappointed with this one even more 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Este é o terceiro livro de uma trilogia e o segundo que leio da mesma (fica o Amanhecer por ler porque não o consegui encontrar). Gostei muito do Noite e gostei muito do Dia. É um livro angustiante, um livro escrito na primeira pessoa por alguém atormentado, torturado por um passado que não o abandona. Quem vê o que eles viram não esquece, não se liberta. E, para fazer os outro felizes, acaba por ter de mentir, por ser um fingidor. Não ama, mas finge que ama. Não quer viver, mas finge [...]

  • I was expecting so much more 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 i [...]

  • 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? [...]

  • 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. W [...]

  • 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 E [...]

  • "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 more goo [...]

  • 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 more 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 o [...]

  • review to followpro- human interest w/ sarah's story, not a topic often brought up when discuss Holoc, but left me waiting to know more 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 [...]

  • 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, individu [...]

  • 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.

  • 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 more a book of questions than answers. It is also a book that tells more than shows. One scene of the book kept running through my mind. It was when the main charac [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Conmovedor, inteligente y muy bien escrito me gustó mucho. Habla de cómo 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, después del holocausto y de la extinción de toda su familia, se ha hecho más amigo de la muerte que de la vida, y no quiere abrir espacios para sufrir pero ¿qué pasa con quienes lo aman? Son arrastrados por él.Es un libro terrible y GENIAL, que además puede ap [...]

  • 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 more 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 [...]

  • 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 more 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 hospit [...]

  • 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 loo [...]

  • 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 fee [...]

  • 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 more and more interesting. Also as time went on in the book, the memories got more and more 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 Nig [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

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