Asher Lev è un ebreo osservante che, a dispetto delle circostanze più avverse, è diventato un pittore di fama internazionale. Quando muore un amato zio, deve intraprendere il viaggio di ritorno con la moglie e i due bambini da Parigi a New York. Asher Lev sente che «qualcosa di strano sta accadendo a Brooklyn... una vaga sensazione di venire risucchiato» e quasi subito deve fronteggiare lo sdegno e l’animosità che le sue opere suscitano nel suo ambiente d’origine e le difficoltà che causano alla sua famiglia. Dolorosamente, si ritrova al centro del conflitto tra la cultura in cui è nato e la cultura che ha forgiato per se stesso e che vent’anni prima l’aveva spinto all’esilio.
- ISBN: 8811632161
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 376
Acting Into a New Way of Thinking “What a person does is what he is,” says the father of Asher Lev. This is the central theme of Potok’s book and, in a sense, it is the essence of Judaism. How one acts, one’s ethical impact on the world, describes everything that is relevant about a person. ‘Deeds no Leggi tutto
I finished this book before I even had time to add it to my "Currently Reading" list. There will never be enough Potok in my life.
When I started this installment from Mr. Potok, the room where I read it was naturally dry. Line by line, chapter by chapter, I survived the frissons of emotion. And at some point, I acquiesced. By the end of the tale, I became sober in my instability and I allowed the sorrow that has always resided Leggi tutto
Spoilers for My Name is Asher Lev and this book below. Does God have a plan or are we at the mercy of an uncaring universe where bad things happen to good people? The question of whether or not the universe is ordered permeates this book, though in a rather subtle way. The book doesn't actually provi Leggi tutto
A wonderful complex novel about individuality vs the community, with religion, art, family and depression all thrown in the mix. That, and mesmerising prose. Potok, you legend.
I liked the prequel “My Name is Asher Lev” enough to give it 4 stars. This one is more of the same: the story of what happened to Asher Lev later in life. Since I was already familiar with, and baffled by, the Ultra Orthodox faith within Judaism, the story became very boring and excessively melodram Leggi tutto
I’m going to give away the end, so you may need to stop reading. But it’s the end I want to talk about. First, I adored the earlier book, My Name is Asher Lev (1972). I think it is, without exaggeration, a profound statement on the integrity of the artist. Second, everyone told me that the sequel, T Leggi tutto
I LOVED this book. I think everyone one who has read My Name is Asher Lev should read this book. It took me all summer to read, basically because it is the kind of book that you linger over. I savored reading it, and really didn't want to finish. Not only are the chapters beautifully written, but th Leggi tutto
It was nice seeing what happened after the first Asher Lev book. In my opinion, this book wasn't as good as the first. The biggest issue I had was that Asher Lev didn't fight more to let his son be able to choose his own path since that is what he himself had to do. That being said I understand that Leggi tutto
**SPOILER ALERT ** This review talks about some of the main plot lines in the book. These books are full of excellent symbolism, from Asher's crucifixion paintings connoting the suffering of especially his mother but perhaps of the whole Jewish community, to his picture of Abraham with Isaac, Isaac a Leggi tutto
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