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My Name Is Asher Lev epub ebook

by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev epub ebook

Author: Chaim Potok
Category: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (September 12, 1984)
ISBN: 0449207145
ISBN13: 978-0449207147
Rating: 4.7
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My Name Is Asher Lev is a novel by Chaim Potok, an American author and rabbi. The book's protagonist is Asher Lev, a Hasidic Jewish boy in New York City. Asher is a loner with artistic inclinations

My Name Is Asher Lev is a novel by Chaim Potok, an American author and rabbi. Asher is a loner with artistic inclinations. His art, however, causes conflicts with his family and other members of his community. The book follows Asher's maturity as both an artist and a Jew. Potok asserted that the conflict between tradition and individualism is constant and that the tension between religion and art is lifelong.

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 P. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania

Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Novels by chaim potok.

Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn . Chaim Potok is a brilliant author who refuses to write a page-turning book.

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. The book is famous in part for its opening lines: My name is Asher Lev, the Asher Lev, about whom you have read in newspapers and magazines, about whom you talk so much at your dinner affairs and cocktail parties, the notorious and legendary Lev of the Brooklyn Crucifixion.

Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy

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.

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Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving . 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.

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.

Chaim Potok (1929-2002). 17 February ·. Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx, New York on this day in 1929. Vintage Books & Anchor Books.

When he returned, he said in a choked voice, quoting in Hebrew, ‘When your enemy falls, do not rejoice,’ and he told us that Stalin had had a stroke, was paralyzed and unconscious, and was dying he following Wednesday, the story.

When he returned, he said in a choked voice, quoting in Hebrew, ‘When your enemy falls, do not rejoice,’ and he told us that Stalin had had a stroke, was paralyzed and unconscious, and was dying he following Wednesday, the story was in the newspapers. The official announcement had come out of Russia Tuesday midnight, Eastern Standard Time. I never asked my father how he had learned of Stalin’s illness more than a day before the official announcement

by Hana Volavková · Václav Havel · Chaim Potok. Martin Buber devoted forty years of his life to collecting and retelling the legends of Hasidim.

"Memorable...A book profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art."THE WALL STREET JOURNALHere 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
Reviews (7)
I love Mercedes
I loved this book. It was raw, full of emotion, and explored a culture that's rarely in fiction. As a Reform Jew, Asher's Hasidic Judaism was both familiar and unfamiliar to me, and I really enjoyed learning about it. I also learned an awful lot about art and Russian-Jewish culture. It's a novel without a definite "resolution", but a "happy ending" would feel inauthentic to this novel, which is so true to life while providing elements of the fantastical in Asher's mind and art. Overall, this is not a light read by any means, but one that is very much worthwhile.

Yainai
I loved this book that I read years ago in my youth. This is the classic story coming of age story, also of the child of an immigrant being more American in ways and view point but so much more. The description in first person of not only a gift for art but an irresistible drive and compulsion was amazing to read. Then there was the opportunity for the reader to become immersed in the Hasidic orthodox Jewish culture to truly understand what life there is like. Also the development of an artist through training with a master. Easy to read and so compelling. I can't wait to read the sequel that I just learned about and may go back and reread his most famous book The Chosen that I read long ago in my youth. I selected this book after seeing the play of the same name recently in Hollywood. The gut-wrenching conflict among this small family and the application to the larger society was so profound, I wanted to reread the book which I could not remember. As usual with books in comparison to movies or play, they are so much richer and have the space to tell the story fully fleshed out. I loved this book and highly recommend it.

Enone
My Name Is Asher Lev is another powerful Potok novel about ‘core conflict’ between the artistic spiritual voice inside a man’s soul, and the Hasidic culture in which he grows up and in which he is so tutored by the memory of his legendary ancestor, as well as by the lives led by his grandfather and father.

Urreur
I was surprised at the gravitas of this author. With a masters of theology I sometimes gravitate toward intellectual books and tend to ignore Mass market items. I would not categorize this as mass-market but it did provide me a challenge to consider and is an excellent work

GODMAX
Asher Lev, like his creator Chaim Potok, is more interested in portraying what is true in the world than in portraying something nice, or beautiful. Of course, this wins him acclaim from strangers and scorn from those who know him.
My name is Asher Lev is a painfully real look at the development of a great artist, one who is also an observant Hasidic Jew, belonging to a prominent family. There are no huge events here, no tragedies or shocking revelations; there is simply the real and sometimes dark portrayal of a development, a battle between two worlds. His talent, perhaps even his need, to draw, to paint, to portray -- conflicts on a deep and serious level with his heritage, and his father's expectations.
This is not another "rebel without a cause" book. Asher does his best not to rebel -- and when he does, if he does, it is compelling, complex, and painful to him most of all.
Potok writes calmly and seriously with no sense of high drama. His ability to keep the events realistic and still let them speak with their own peculiar power is an excellent, is slightly unsettling, talent. His ability to simply paint complex characters is brilliant. This book is quietly disturbing, calmly passionate. Definitely worth reading.
A page from the novel:
"Inside my room, I lay on my bed with my eyes closed and thought about the man from Russia. I saw his face clearly: the nervous eyes, the beaked nose, the pinched features. That face had lived eleven yars in a land of ice and darkness. I could not imagine what it was like to live in ice and darkness. I put my hands over my eyes. There was his face, very clearly; not truly his face, but the way I felt about his face. I drew his face inside my head. I went to my desk and on a piece of blank white paper drew how I felt about his face. I drew the kaskett. I did not use any colors. The face stared up at me from the paper. I went back to the bed and lay on it with my eyes closed. Now there was ice and darkness inside me. I could feel the cold darkness moving slowly inside me. I could feel our darkness. It seemed to me then that we were brothers, he and I, that we both knew lands of ice and darkness. His had been in the past; mine was in the present. His had been outside himself; mine was within me. Yes, we were brothers, he and I, and I felt closer to him at that moment than to any other human being in all the world."
If you'd like to discuss this book with me, e-mail me at [email protected] but be nice.

Cenneel
I read this book over 30 years ago and still like it just as much, now that I am well past middle age. The book portrays a convincing conflict of a Jewish boy who is torn between his innate artistic gift and his orthodox Jewish background. A truly convincing description of all the major characters in the book -including his parents and other Hasidic Jews and accepting as well as the hurdles Asher Lev is faced with in the process of finding himself and accepting as the artist he is against or despite his father's wishes.
This book addresses the the conflict when powers of culture and religion are set up against individual needs and passions.

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