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My Name Is Asher Lev

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Publisher Comments:

"Memorable...A book profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art."

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Here is the original, deeply moving story of Asher Lev, the religious boy with an overwhelming need to draw, to paint, to render the world he knows and the pain he feels, on canvas for everyone to see. A loner, Asher has an extroardinary God-given gift that possesses a spirit all its own. It is this force that must learn to master without shaming his people or relinquishing any part of his deeply felt Judaism. It will not be easy for him, but he knows, too, that even if it is impossible, it must be done....

"A novel of finely articulated tragic power...Little short of a work of genius."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The National Jewish Book Award-winning novel records the anguish, dreams, and triumphs of Asher Lev, a talented young painter raised in a cloistered Hasidic community in Brooklyn, as he struggles to resolve his gift of art with his religious background only to emerge into the great world of art, rejecting all else. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else.

About the Author

Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He died in 2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307422347
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Potok, Chaim
Author:
Chaim Potok
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Crown Heights
Subject:
Lev, Asher
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030311
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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My Name Is Asher Lev
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Product details 384 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307422347 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The National Jewish Book Award-winning novel records the anguish, dreams, and triumphs of Asher Lev, a talented young painter raised in a cloistered Hasidic community in Brooklyn, as he struggles to resolve his gift of art with his religious background only to emerge into the great world of art, rejecting all else. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else.
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