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In the introduction to Night, Elie Wiesel states that the book "sold poorly" because of it was "considered morbid and interested no one." He goes on to state that if the book was mentioned, people would claim the text and its material to be a "senseless" burden.
Many years later, forty seven according to the introduction, the book's reception is very different. Schools now teach the novel. When responding to what has changed, Elie states that the public themselves have changed. People today know that the number of witnesses to the Holocaust has shrunken significantly. People today desire to know about the period. Elie also believes that the subject of the Holocaust is far more popular than in the past.
Elie calls this change a "phenomenon."
Posted by literaturenerd on September 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM (Answer #1)
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