Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Since the appearance in 1956 of Un di Velt hot geshvign (in French as La Nuit, 1958; Night, 1960), Elie Wiesel (vee-ZEHL) has published many works of fiction and nonfiction. Among these are Les Juifs du silence(1966; The Jews of Silence, 1966), a personal testimony of his trip to Russia; Le Chant des morts (1966; Legends of Our Time, 1968), Entre deux soleils (1970; One Generation After, 1970), and Un Juif aujourd’hui (1977; A Jew Today, 1978), collections of essays and short stories; several volumes of biblical portraits and Hasidic tales; the plays Zalmen: Ou, La Folie de Dieu (pb. 1968; Zalmen: Or, The Madness of God, 1974) and Le Procès de Shamgorod tel qu’il se déroula le 25 février 1649 (pb. 1979; The Trial of God: As It Was Held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod, 1979); and a cantata, Ani Maamin: Un Chant perdu et retrouvé (1973; Ani Maamin: A Song Lost and Found Again, 1973). Some of his later works, the biblical portraits and Hasidic tales, although written in French, were originally published in the English translation by his wife, Marion Wiesel.