"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review
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 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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Nice novel, but not my favorite from Elie.
Having read Night and Dawn by Wiesel, I have to say that this book was really completed my understanding of his literary style. The book really explores the meaning of life, death and God in the worst if circumstances faced by man along with details of Wiesel's life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read any of Wiesel's works. However, I would not recommend it to children since some parts are suitable to an adult audience.
This trilogy has got to be the most heartfelt and poignant that has come out of the Holocaust.
It certainly is a great testament to the human spirit and mans desire in the face of the the most hideous of circumstances.
May God the omnipotent, always walk beside and bless all of the survivors of that horrible time.....
May we never forget and hopefully learn from this time in our recent past.
LONG LIVE ISRAEL!! The Motherland of all Jews worldwide, Israel always has been, is, and always will be the land of the Jews.