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Potok, Chaim

Works: 326 works in 1,262 publications in 4 languages and 43,404 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Biography  Drama  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.O69, 813.54
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The chosen : a novel by Chaim Potok( Book )
117 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,382 libraries worldwide
Two jewish boys growing to manhood in Brooklyn discover that differences can strengthen friendship and understanding
My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok( Book )
81 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,628 libraries worldwide
The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else
The promise by Chaim Potok( Book )
85 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,076 libraries worldwide
Two young men question the "orthodoxy" of values and religion in a world cut off from their Hasidic traditions
Davita's harp by Chaim Potok( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,072 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a non-believing Jewish mother and a non-believing gentle father - dedicated Communists both - Davita Chandel, growing up as the world suffers through the Spanish Civil War and World War II, turns to Judaism for consolation and spiritual sustenance
In the beginning by Chaim Potok( Book )
39 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,007 libraries worldwide
The novel, set in the Bronx, New York, concerns a gifted Jewish boy who becomes a Biblical scholar. From shortly after birth, in the 1920's, David Lurie is plagued by illnesses that prove to be emblematic of his growing up. He is bullied by bigger boys, haunted by the "accidents" that he brings upon others, safe only within his pious home. David's inner life, tortured with fears and bad dreams is followed through the Depression, which nearly ruins his family; through the late thirties and forties, as the news from Europe grows more and more dreadful; and into his budding years as a scholar
The book of lights by Chaim Potok( Book )
44 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 2,651 libraries worldwide
"At the center of the novel is Gershon Loran--a young rabbi, the product of a parochial New York Jewish upbringing--whose early life [was] shaped by darkly irrational circumstances ... It is this young man--raised in the absolute belief that 'the Jewish religion made a fundamental difference in the world'--who at the end of the Korean War, finds himself a chaplain in a country where Judaism has played no part ... Gershon begins to see his own people--and himself--in a new light ... Gershon has the most disturbing ... of his visions--encompassing both light and dark, both good and evil, just as life must; just as, he begins to understand, Judaism must, if it is to remain a living faith."
The gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok( Book )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,422 libraries worldwide
In the continuation of one of Potok's best-known books, we find Lev called back to Brooklyn from France--and once again forced to make a choice between the sacred and the worldly. Lev comes to realize that his decision will affect not only the two worlds he inhabits, but also the sanctitiy of his family and, most importantly, the future of his young son
Wanderings : Chaim Potok's history of the Jews by Chaim Potok( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 2,345 libraries worldwide
Surveys the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people from the time of Abraham to the present
I am the clay by Chaim Potok( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of an old man, his wife, and a young boy brought together by chance during the horror of the Korean War
Old men at midnight by Chaim Potok( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
"From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men - stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century." "Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives." "As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In "The Ark Builder," he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town." "As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in "The War Doctor," her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors' plot." "And, finally, we meet her in "The Trope Teacher," in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wife's illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I.D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal."--Jacket
My first 79 years by Isaac Stern( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
"For sixty-four years, Isaac Stern has been a great - and greatly loved - performing artist, famous for his profound music-making, his gusto for life, his passionate dedication to sharing his knowledge and wisdom with younger musicians, and his determination in a good cause." "Brought to America from Russia when he was ten months old, Stern grew up in San Francisco and was quickly recognized as an extraordinary talent. He began performing publicly while still very young, and was soon touring across the country and around the world. His fame escalated when he led the fight to save Carnegie Hall, and again when he was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary film From Mao to Mozart." "In this book he shares with us both his personal and his artistic experiences: the story of his rise to eminence; his feelings about music and the violin; his rich emotional life; his great friendships and collaborations with colleagues such as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals; his background as an ardent supporter of Israel; his ideas and beliefs about art, life, love, and the world we live in."--BOOK JACKET
The gates of November : chronicles of the Slepak family by Chaim Potok( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Follows the experiences and conflicting ideologies of the Jewish Slepak family, focusing on the story of Solomon, who survived the purges of the 1930s in the Soviet Union, maintaining his loyalty to the Communist party, and of his son, Volodya, who spent five years in Siberia as punishment for his dissent
Zebra and other stories by Chaim Potok( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about six different young people who each experience a life-changing event
The chosen by Chaim Potok( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Set in New York toward the end of WWII, this is the story of two teenage Jewish boys, one the son of a Zionist, the other of a Russian Hassidic. They turn to each other in a fine show of male bonding
The tree of here by Chaim Potok( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Jason is upset that he has to move for the third time in five years, but he gains comfort from his favorite tree and from the gift of a young tree that he can take with him to his new home
As a driven leaf by Milton Steinberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the times of Elisha ben Abuyah
Tobiasse : artist in exile by Chaim Potok( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Nahum M Sarna( Book )
in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
The chosen by Chaim Potok( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A baseball game between Jewish schools is the catalyst that starts a bitter rivalry between two boys and their fathers
Uitverkoren by Chaim Potok( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Een orthodox-joodse Amerikaanse jongen en zijn vrijzinnig-joods opgevoede vriend krijgen, ondanks bezwaren van de respectievelijke vaders, allengs respect voor de levenswijze en opvattingen van de ander
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Alternative Names
Potok, Chaïm 1929-2002
Potok, Haim 1929-2002
Potok, Herman Harold
Potok, Herman Harold 1929-2002
פוטוק, חיים
ポトク, ハイム
English (612)
Dutch (19)
German (2)
Hebrew (1)
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