My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 319
ISBN: 0141190566
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin Modern Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Asher Lev is a gifted loner, the artist who painted the sensational Brooklyn Crucifixion. Into it he poured all the anguish and torment a Jew can feel when torn between the faith of his fathers and the calling of his art. Here Asher Lev plunges back into his childhood and recounts the story of love and conflict which dragged him to this crossroads.

My Name Is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307422347
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.”—The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination. Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time, his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.

The Gift of Asher Lev

The Gift of Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307575524
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Release: 2010-03-24
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Extraordinary . . . No one but Chaim Potok could have written this strangely sweet, compelling, and deeply felt novel.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer In his powerful My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok gave the world an unforgettable character and a timeless story that The New York Times Book Review hailed as “little short of a work of genius.” The Chicago Sun-Times declared it “a story that had to be told.” Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev. Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever. It is a journey of confrontation and discovery as Asher purges his past in search of new inspiration for his art and begins to understand the true meaning of sacrifice and the painful joy in sharing the most precious gift of all. Praise for The Gift of Asher Lev “A masterwork.”—Newsday “Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You’re not likely to read anything better this year.”—The Detroit News “Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Very moving.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 369
ISBN: UOM:39015001144891
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Release: 1972
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s  My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781410353498
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher Lev," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

CLASSICS My Name is Asher Lev

CLASSICS My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1020195697
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Aaron Posner
Pages: 50
ISBN: 0822224658
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE STORY: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his paren

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307826367
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Release: 2012-09-12
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one’s own way in the world. Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders—now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life—whether sacred truths or a troubled child—according to his own lights, not just established authority.

My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Author: Anonim
Pages: 21
ISBN: OCLC:220562350
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Wanderings

Wanderings
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780593359297
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety and in many eras and places, here is a unique work by a singular Jewish voice.

Davita s Harp

Davita s Harp
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307575494
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Release: 2010-03-10
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Davita Chandal, growing up in New York in the 1930s and '40s is an experience of indescribable joy—and unfathomable sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely bright hope for a new, better world. But the deprivations of war and the Depression take their ruthless toll. And Davita, unexpectedly, finds in the Jewish faith that her mother had long ago abandoned both a solace to her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence. To her, life's elusive possibilities for happiness, for fulfillment, for decency, become as real and resonant as the music of the small harp that hangs on her door, welcoming all guests with its sweet, gentle tones. Praise for Davita's Harp “Rich . . . enchanting . . . [Chaim] Potok's bravest book.”—The New York Times Book Review “It is an enormous pleasure to sink into such a rich . . . solidly written novel. The reader knows from the first few pages that he is in the hands of a sure professional who won't let him down.”—People “Engrossing . . . Filled with a host of richly drawn characters. Potok is a master storyteller.”—Chicago Tribune “Gripping and intriguing . . . A well-told tale that needed telling.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

I Am the Clay

I Am the Clay
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307575531
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Release: 2010-04-28
Editor: Fawcett
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“[Chaim] Potok writes powerfully about the suffering of innocent people caught in the cross-fire of a war they cannot begin to understand. . . . Humanity and compassion for his characters leap from every page.”—San Francisco Chronicle As the Chinese and the army of the North sweep south during the Korean War, an old peasant farmer and his wife flee their village across the bleak, bombed-out landscape. They soon come upon a boy in a ditch who is wounded and unconscious. Stirred by possessiveness and caring the woman refuses to leave the boy behind. The man thinks she is crazy to nurse this boy, to risk their lives for some dying stranger. Angry and bewildered, he waits for the boy to die. And when the boy does not die, the old man begins to believe that the boy possesss a magic upon which all their lives depend. . . .

The Book of Lights

The Book of Lights
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780593359303
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gershon Loran, a quiet rabinical student, is troubled by the dark reality around him. He sees hope in the study of Kabbalah, the Jewish book of mysticism and visions, truth and light. But to Gershon's friend, Arthur, light means something else, the Atom bomb, his father helped create. Both men seek different a refuge in a foreign place, hoping for the same thing....

The Chosen

The Chosen
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0449911543
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Release: 1967
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A baseball game between Jewish schools is the catalyst that starts a bitter rivalry between two boys and their fathers.

Mein Name ist Ascher Lev My name is Asher Lev dt Roman

Mein Name ist Ascher Lev  My name is Asher Lev  dt   Roman
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:164713719
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Gates of November

The Gates of November
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307575517
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Release: 2010-02-24
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY." --The Boston Globe The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs. "[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true." --San Francisco Chronicle

The Anatomy Lesson

The Anatomy Lesson
Author: Nina Siegal
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385538374
Available:
Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city’s chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.

Calling My Name

Calling My Name
Author: Liara Tamani
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062656889
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Calling My Name, by debut author Liara Tamani, is a striking, luminous, and literary exploration of family, spirituality, and self—ideal for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros. This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and it deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose. Told in fifty-three short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novel that deftly captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.

Old Men at Midnight

Old Men at Midnight
Author: Chaim Potok
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307489005
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men—stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century. Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives. As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In “The Ark Builder,” he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town. As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in “The War Doctor,” her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors’ plot. And, finally, we meet her in “The Trope Teacher,” in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wife’s illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I. D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal. Poignant and profound, Chaim Potok’s newest fiction is a major addition to his remarkable—and remarkably loved—body of work.

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Nyberg Consultants Ltd
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:850176262
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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