"To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record": Night; Inscribed by Elie Wiesel

  • Night.


Item Number: 3325

New York: Hill and Wang, 1960.

First edition, later printing of Wiesel’s classic work. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Elie Wiesel on the half-title page. Foreword by Francois Mauriac. Translated from the French by Stella Rodway.

"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 friends everyone lives and dies for himself alone."