"To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record": Night; Inscribed by Elie Wiesel
Wiesel, Elie; Translated by Marion Wiesel.$400.00
Item Number: 3325
New York: Hill and Wang, 1960.
First edition later printing. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Elie Wiesel on the half title page.
"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."