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A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev

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A Study Guide for Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher Lev," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

My Name Is Asher Lev

Author : Chaim Potok
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“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. 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.

My Name Is Asher Lev

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! 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. 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.

My Name is Asher Lev

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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

Literature Companion My Name Is Asher Lev

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“My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok was first published on March 12, 1972. Chaim Potok was an American author and rabbi. The story revolves around a Hasidic Jewish boy, Asher Lev, the protagonist of the novel. He lives in New York City. Being a Jewish boy, he is not supposed to be inclined towards arts because his elders believe that art is not related to religion, but Asher is passionately interested in art and paintings. Owing to his interest in his art, there is a conflict with his family and the other members of his family. The story presents Asher’s growth and his development as an artist and a Jew. Literature Companion: My Name is Asher Lev Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

The Gift of Asher Lev

Author : Chaim Potok
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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 “little short of a work of genius.” The Chicago Sun-Times declared it “a story that had to be told.” Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev. Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever. It is a journey of confrontation and discovery as Asher purges his past in search of new inspiration for his art and begins to understand the true meaning of sacrifice and the painful joy in sharing the most precious gift of all. Praise for The Gift of Asher Lev “A masterwork.”—Newsday “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.”—The Detroit News “Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Very moving.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Studies in American Jewish Literature

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The Book of Lights

Author : Chaim Potok
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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 seek different a refuge in a foreign place, hoping for the same thing....

Chaim Potok

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An in-depth study of the eight major novels by renowned Jewish-American writer, Chaim Potok.

Chaim Potok

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Research Guide to Biography and Criticism

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Vols. I-II: 325 British, American and Canadian poets and novelists from Beowulf to the present.--Vol. III: 139 world dramatists from the Greeks to the present.--Vol. IV: 1990 Update.--Vols. V-VI: 127 Contemporary writers.

American Ethnic Writers

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Presents profiles of American writers of Asian, African, Jewish, Native American, and other ethnic backgrounds, discussing their contributions to literature and how their works deal with the themes of race and ethnicity.

The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok

Author : Chaim Potok
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First publication of the complete plays of Chaim Potok. With the exception of the The Chosen, none have been previously available.

The Compleat Cast of Characters in Literature

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Jesus in Twentieth Century Literature Art and Movies

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In the twentieth century a number of novelists, artists, and filmmakers, resurrected the life of Jesus genre made so popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Renan, Strauss, and others. In addition, novelists Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, and Ricci have written their own "gospels." Burns' collection--taken from a conference at a 2004 regional SBL meeting--explores the ways in which these portraits of Jesus continue to fulfill the familiar observation that people tend to depict Jesus in their own image. In several of the portraits of Jesus, the artists offer a creative response to the realities of the human condition of our time.

Beacham s Popular Fiction in America

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Journal of Psychology and Judaism

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Caring Commitment

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A guidebook to caring explains how to make and keep the promises that hold together the deep and intimate relationships between friends and within families. Reprint.

Gus Dur a Peculiar Leader in Indonesia s Political Agony

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The Contemporary Novel

Author : Irving Adelman
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In this new edition, what was already an expansive work has been updated and further enlarged to include information not only on American and British novelists but also on writers in English from around the world.