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A Mad Desire to Dance

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A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel
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Now in paperback, Wiesel's newest novel "reminds us, with force, that his writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found a startling freshness."--Le Monde des Livres A European expatriate living in New York, Doriel suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a member of the Resistance, survived World War II only to die soon after in France in an accident, together with his father. Doriel was a hidden child during the war, and his knowledge of the Holocaust is largely limited to what he finds in movies, newsreels, and books. Doriel's parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him filled with longing but unable to experience the most basic joys in life. He plunges into an intense study of Judaism, but instead of finding solace, he comes to believe that he is possessed by a dybbuk. Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Th r se Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange: of dreams, histories, and secrets. And despite Doriel's initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps bring him to a crossroads--and to a shocking denouement. "In its own high-stepping yet paradoxically heart-wracking way, [Wiesel's novel] can most assuredly be considered beautiful (almost beyond belief)."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Author Biography

ELIE WIESEL was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University for forty years. Wiesel died in 2016.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Author
Contributor
Translated by Catherine Temerson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Schocken Books Inc
Pages
271
Dimensions
115x218x25
ISBN-13
9780805212129
Product ID
3945553

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