My Name is Asher Lev
  • Author : Chaim Potok
  • Release Date : 01 July 2022
  • Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics
  • Genre : Artists
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 13 : 0141190566
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Book excerpt: 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
Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics
Genre : Artists
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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 ...

The Gift of Asher Lev

The Gift of Asher Lev

Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Fiction
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“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 “...

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev

Author : Aaron Posner
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Genre : Drama
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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...

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My Name is Asher Lev

Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Fiction
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Wanderings

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : History
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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
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Fiction
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David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health. As a young man, he must start anew and define his own path of personal belief that diverges sharply with his devout father ...

I Am the Clay

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Fawcett
Genre : Fiction
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“[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, ...

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"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 ...

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Writing at its best is an exalted state, an unlocking of the unconscious and imagination and a contact with sanctity." One of America's most popular Jewish writers, Chaim Potok (b. 1929) is the author of such novels as The Chosen (1967), The Promise (1969), The Book of Lights (1981), and Davita's Harp (1985). Each of ...

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Author : Chaim Potok
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

Calling My Name

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Author : Liara Tamani
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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“Calling My Name is a treasure.”—Nic Stone, New York Times–bestselling author of Dear Martin Calling My Name 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 ...