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Title:My Name Is Asher Lev
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Publisher:Anchor
ISBN:1400031044
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Number of Pages:369
Category:Fiction, Classics, Historical fiction, Jewish, Religion, Literature

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC My Name Is Asher Lev 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 b My Name Is Asher Lev b becomes a luminous portrait of the artist by turns heartbreaking and exultant a modern classic

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From the celebrated author of b The Chosen b and b My Name Is Asher Lev b 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 br br Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives br br 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 br br 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 br br 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 br br Poignant and profound Chaim Potok s newest fiction is a major addition to his remarkable and remarkably loved body of work br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, 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 br THE DETROIT NEWS br Twenty years have passed for Asher Lev He is a world renowned artist living in France still uncertain of his artistic direction When his beloved uncle dies suddenly Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever br br br i From the Paperback edition i, 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 and everything he has been taught, 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 br br 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 b My Name Is Asher Lev b becomes a luminous portrait of the artist by turns heartbreaking and exultant a modern classic