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My Name Is Asher Lev
by Chaim Potok




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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In this modern classic from the National Book Award-nominated author of The Chosen, a young religious artist is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy.

"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. He grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. He is torn between two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other devoted only to art and his imagination, and in time, his artistic 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, visionary portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant.

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Overview

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In this modern classic from the National Book Award-nominated author of The Chosen, a young religious artist is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy.

"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. He grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. He is torn between two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other devoted only to art and his imagination, and in time, his artistic 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, visionary portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781400031047
  • ISBN-10: 1400031044
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: March 2003
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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