Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. (more…)
I spent a chunk of time over the weekend reviewing the proofs of this essay, which will appear in the forthcoming Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction.
Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)
Have spent a lot of time these past several days thinking of Elie Wiesel, who died Saturday at the age of 87.
I was in his presence three times: first, attending a 1986 lecture of his following the Nobel prize announcement; next, at a much smaller event, a lunch during my senior year of college (shortly after I’d written a paper that quoted frequently from his book From the Kingdom of Memory); and finally, just a few years ago at a New York City fundraiser (again, a large event). I’ve read much (but not enough) of his work. And over these past several days, I’ve been reading many of the tributes. (more…)