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  • Published: 25 April 1974
  • ISBN: 9780140036428
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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My Name Is Asher Lev




Asher Lev is the artist who painted the sensational 'Brooklyn Crucifixion.' Into it her poured all the anguish and torment a Jew can feel when torn between the faith of his fathers and the calling of his art. Here Asher Lev plunges back into his childhood and recounts the story of love and conflict which dragged him to this crossroads.

  • Pub date: 25 April 1974
  • ISBN: 9780140036428
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Chaim Potok

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 Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. 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. He died in 2002.

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