By Daniel Walden
Chaim Potok used to be a world-class author and pupil, a Conservative Jew who wrote from and approximately his culture and the conflicts among observance and acculturation. With a undeniable, straight forward type, his novels have been set opposed to the ethical, non secular, and highbrow currents of the 20th century. This assortment goals to widen the lens during which we learn Chaim Potok and to set up him as an genuine American author who created unforgettable characters forging American identities for themselves whereas keeping their Jewish nature. The essays light up the crucial fight in Potok’s novels, which ends up from a profound wish to reconcile the allure of modernity with the pull of conventional Judaism. the amount incorporates a memoir via Adena Potok and ends with Chaim Potok’s “My lifestyles as a Writer,” a speech he gave at Penn country in 1982.
Aside from the editor, the participants are Victoria Aarons, Nathan P. Devir, Jane Eisner, Susanne Klingenstein, S. Lillian Kremer, Jessica Lang, Sanford E. Marovitz, Kathryn McClymond, Hugh Nissenson, Adena Potok, and Jonathan Rosen.
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Chaim Potok: Confronting Modernity Through the Lens of Tradition (Studies in American Jewish Literature) by Daniel Walden