By Elie Wiesel
Doriel, a ecu expatriate residing in manhattan, suffers from a profound experience of desperation and loss. His mom, a member of the Resistance, survived global conflict II simply to die in an twist of fate, along with his father, quickly after. Doriel was once a toddler in the course of the conflict, and his wisdom of the Holocaust is basically constrained to what he unearths in videos, newsreels, and books—but it really is adequate. Doriel’s mom and dad and their secrets and techniques hang-out him, leaving him packed with longing yet not able to adventure the main easy joys in existence. He plunges into an severe examine of Judaism, yet rather than discovering solace, he involves think that he's possessed by way of a dybbuk.
Surrounded by way of ghosts, spurred on by means of demons, Doriel ultimately turns to Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who unearths herself fairly intrigued by means of her sufferer. the 2 input into an uneasy dating in response to trade: of goals, histories, and secrets and techniques. regardless of Doriel’s preliminary resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt is helping to deliver him to a crossroads—and to a stunning denouement.
In Doriel’s trip into the darkest areas of the soul, Elie Wiesel has written one among his such a lot profoundly relocating works of fiction, grounded regularly through his remarkable ethical compass.
From the Hardcover edition.
Read or Download A Mad Desire to Dance PDF
Best jewish books
This targeted, distinct full-color book whereas now not robust in pages, is strong in message. certainly, it packs a robust punch! those that learn it are astounded. If after interpreting it you're not actually astounded, then as writer, i'll be happy to refund your buy fee. that's how definite we're that this message is really transformative.
Excellent stories of demons and the Evil Eye, magical incantations, and robust points of interest abound in Enchantress, a unique that weaves jointly Talmudic lore, historic Jewish magic, and a undying love tale set in fourth-century Babylonia. One of the main strong practitioner of those mysterious arts is Rav Hisda’s daughter, whose innate know-how permits her to own the talents males lack.
Joseph Roth, top referred to as the writer of the novel The Radetzky March and the nonfiction work The Wandering Jews, was once essentially the most seductive, aggravating, and enigmatic writers of the 20th century. Born in 1894 within the Habsburg Empire in what's now Ukraine and demise in Paris in 1939, he used to be a ceaselessly displaced individual, a tourist, a prophet, a compulsive liar, and a guy who lined his tracks.
The loved characters from Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind kinfolk go back during this heartwarming photograph ebook from a severely cherished team--perfect for Hanukkah gift-giving! Acclaimed writer Emily Jenkins (A Greyhound, a Groundhog) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky (Rapunzel) deliver the liked All-of-a-Kind kinfolk to lifestyles in a brand new structure.
Extra resources for A Mad Desire to Dance
A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel