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Elie Wiesel
(1928-____) born on
Sep 30
Romanian-US novelist. His works provide a sober yet passionate testament of the plight of Jews during WW II; awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986.
         
   
F
The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, and so are you.

R
That is my major preoccupation --memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
A
Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses, and memories.
N
Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.
K
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Parade."
R: In "Writers at Work," ed. by George Plimpton, 1988.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Writers at Work," ed. by George Plimpton, 1988.
K: In "Writers at Work," ed. by George Plimpton, 1988.
   


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