Jake Bargman Bargman itibaren Aguaclara, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Kolombiya
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Here's my caveat: although I think Night is very well written, and therefor rated it as such, I need to note that I believe that its author is one of the great current enemies of the Jewish people. Why? Because he tries to feed us profane and immoral answers (support the zionist agenda no matter what, embrace Israel as a fictive "Jewish homeland", condone a genocidal agenda toward the Palestinian people) in response to a series of sacred and enduring questions (as a Jewish people, what is our place in the world? how do we respond authentically to tragedy--our own, and that of others? how might we leverage the wisdom of our ancient traditions into meaningful modern contributions?). Feh. He makes me sick.
This short novel takes place in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, during World War II. It is the story of two boys - an 8 year-old native and a young Jew from an internment camp holding hundreds who had been turned away from Palestine. It is told from the point of view of the young Mauritian, and has a simple sort of profundity to it. Multiple times, because of certain phrases and ways of spelling things, I wondered at the translation from the original French. It's one thing to transpose a story from one language to another, but so much more difficult to preserve the character of the literature. This book earns a 3 1/2 star-rating from me.