- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Alfred A Knopf; 1St Edition edition (1972)
- ASIN: B003HF1YS2
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
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Chaim Potok's writing is beautiful and evocative, and his story is intricate and important.
I first read this book 30 years ago, when I was in my early twenties, and have always counted it as one of my all-time favorties.
Asher Lev tells us you can pursue art in its nakedness and its offensiveness and still believe in God.
The story is sad but gives an insight into the lives of Orthodox Jews and the impact of the way they live and interact with the modern world. The writing is wonderful. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Patricia K. Gibson
Interesting subject matter. Well written. A good read. I really enjoyed it. Ending is quite surprising to say the very least.Published 14 days ago by Francine Anania
It came with a lot of useless tabs that had no meaning to it. Pages were bent. Expected it to be like it since it was used,Published 22 days ago by Alwyn Galang
It is a simple style of writing, but held my attention to keep reading to find out what happens next. Read morePublished 29 days ago by James
Chaim Potok's Asher Lev is a young Hasidic lad growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in the 1950s. He tells us straight off that he paints crucifixions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jean E. Pouliot
An amazing look and insight into the culture of 20th century art and Judaism with a well written and intelligent plot!Published 1 month ago by Joseph
I love the intermingling of famous artists and a jewish fictional character. VERY BELIEVABLE! My Yiddish vocabulary was definitely much improved and increased because of reading... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan
Fascinating story of beauty and conflict, really well written. I learned so much and highly recommend this book to allPublished 3 months ago by CJD
Chaim Potok is one strange writer. Good reading though that keeps you going until the end. Anything else i say would be a spoiler for those who have not read it yet. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jor El