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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.
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.

That is my major preoccupation --memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
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.
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.
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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