Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling by Rosemary Horowitz
Elie Wiesel is a rare master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir "Night" to his numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel's literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently referred to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine Wiesel's roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style. Emphasized throughout is Wiesel's use of multiple sources in an effort to reach diverse audiences.