Sages and Dreamers: Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Portraits and Legends
Reflections by the Nobel-winning philosopher and novelist on the prophets, scribes, and rebbes who comprise the histories and myths of Jewish folklore. Most of these essays were originally given as lectures at the 92nd Street Y in New York, and even in written form they preserve the tone and tempo of extemporary speech. The style is anecdotal rather than scholarly, and Wiesel does not hesitate to bring his opinions to bear (such as on the story of Jephthah, for instance, of which he declares, ``This story is...so frightening that I wish it could be erased from Scripture'').
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Wiesel , E. (1991). Sages and Dreamers: Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Portraits and Legends. New York, NY: Summit Books.