The Golems of Gotham

Oliver's fourteen-year-old daughter, Ariel, sets out to free her father from his demons by summoning the ghosts of his parents, but, along the way, the ghosts of Primo Levi, Jerzy Kosinski, and Paul Celan, among others, also materialize in ...

The Golems of Gotham

Many years have passed since Oliver Levin -- a bestselling mystery writer and a lifetime sufferer from blocked emotions -- has given any thought to his parents, Holocaust survivors who committed suicide. But now, after years of uninterrupted literary output, Oliver Levin finds himself blocked as a writer, too. Oliver's fourteen-year-old daughter, Ariel, sets out to free her father from his demons by summoning the ghosts of his parents, but, along the way, the ghosts of Primo Levi, Jerzy Kosinski, and Paul Celan, among others, also materialize in this novel of moral philosophy and unforgettable enchantment.

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The Golems of Gotham
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Thane Rosenbaum
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-23 - Publisher: Harper Collins

Many years have passed since Oliver Levin -- a bestselling mystery writer and a lifetime sufferer from blocked emotions -- has given any thought to his parents, Holocaust survivors who committed suicide. But now, after years of uninterrupted literary output, Oliver Levin finds himself blocked as a writer, too. Oliver's
Holocaust Literature: Lerner to Zychlinsky, index
Language: en
Pages: 1499
Authors: S. Lillian Kremer
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Review: "This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and
The Golem in Jewish American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: Nicola Morris
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The Golem in Jewish American Literature explores the golem in the fiction of Thane Rosenbaum, Nomi Eve and Steve Stern as well as writers such as Michael Chabon. Nicola Morris sees this clay humanoid, created in Jewish legend for practical and spiritual purposes, as a metaphor for power and powerlessness
Telling the Little Secrets
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Janet Handler Burstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-01 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Janet Burstein argues that American Jewish writers since the 1980s have created a significant literature by wrestling with the troubled legacy of trauma, loss, and exile. Their ranks include Cynthia Ozick, Todd Gitlin, Art Spiegelman, Pearl Abraham, Aryeh Lev Stollman, Jonathan Rosen, and Gerda Lerner. Whether confronting the massive losses
Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel
Language: en
Pages: 545
Authors: José Manuel Losada Goya, Marta Guirao Ochoa
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-15 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This bilingual work identifies and explains the subversive rewriting of ancient, medieval and modern myths in contemporary novels. The book opens with two theoretical essays on the subject of subversive tendencies and myth reinvention in the contemporary novel. From there, it moves on to the analysis of essential texts. Firstly,