La Nuit; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Item Number: 105489
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1983.
Early printing of Wiesel’s first book. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the half-title page. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Near fine in wrappers.
"If only I could get rid of this dead weightImmediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever" wrote Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in reference to his dying father. Night relays Wiesel's experience as a prisoner in the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-1945. Wiesel witnessed the inversion of convention and destruction of values. He writes, "here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friendseveryone lives and dies for himself alone." "To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record" (Alfred Kazin).