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The novelist records the anguish and triumps of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else
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My Name is Asher Lev-Chaim Potok became a favorite author of mine after reading My Name is Asher Lev. I've since had the pleasure of hearing Chaim Potok speak on two occasions. To hear him answer questions regarding Asher Lev and his paintings is evidence of the true craftsmanship of this author. A most amazing part of the story is the integration of Christian ideals in the Jewish character of Asher Lev and his artwork. Its a truly remarkable story.
-Jocelyn Schmidt, Ballantine National Sales Coordinator
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.
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Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394461371
Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0394461371
Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394461371
Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394461371