The Golem


The Golem
Author: Maya Barzilai
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 147984845X
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The Golem by Maya Barzilai, Golem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Golem books, 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from German silent film to Quentin Tarantino movies. This book showcases how the golem was remolded, throughout the war-torn twentieth century, as a muscular protector, injured combatant, and even murderous avenger. This evolution of the golem narrative is made comprehensible by, and also helps us to better understand, one of the defining aspects of the last one hundred years: mass warfare and its ancillary technologies. In the twentieth century the golem became a figure of war. It represented the chaos of warfare, the automation of war technologies, and the devastation wrought upon soldiers’ bodies and psyches. Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters draws on some of the most popular and significant renditions of this story in order to unravel the paradoxical coincidence of wartime destruction and the fantasy of artificial creation. Due to its aggressive and rebellious sides, the golem became a means for reflection about how technological progress has altered human lives, as well as an avenue for experimentation with the media and art forms capable of expressing the monstrosity of war. New Books Network interview with Maya Barzilai on Golem


Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #2
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Matt Santoro, Steve Niles
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-20 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
After rescuing an injured British pilot, the town must protect themselves and their secret from the Nazi occupiers. Using clay and mud from the river, they bring to life a giant monster to destroy those who would harm them. * Art by 2012 Russ Manning Award nominee Dave Wachter! *
Golem
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Maya Barzilai
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-01 - Publisher: NYU Press
2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel.
The Golem
Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Maya Barzilai
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: Drenched in the magic and mystery of the Kabbala, THE GOLEM retells the legend of a sixteenth-century Rabbi in Prague who defies God when he molds and animates a huge clay figure to defend the Jewish community from attack. Written in Yid
The Golem
Language: en
Pages: 105
Authors: Elie Wiesel
Categories: Czechoslovakia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster
"For centuries, Jews have remembered the Golem, a creature of clay said to have been given life by the mystical incantations of the mysterious Maharal, Rabbi Yehuda Loew, leader of the Jewish community of 16th-century Prague. Some versions have the Golem as a lovable, clumsy mute; others as a monster
The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press
This collection of interrelated stories about a sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created became an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1909. So widely popular and influential was Yudl Rosenberg's book, it is no exaggeration to claim that the author transformed the centuries-old understanding of the creature of
The Golem
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Beverly Brodsky McDermott, Beverly Brodsky
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
A retelling of the Jewish legend of the golem created by Rabbi Lev to protect the Jews of Prague from the angry mob.
The Golem Redux
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Elizabeth R. Baer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-15 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Traces the history of the golem legend and its appropriations in German texts and film as well as in post-Holocaust Jewish-American fiction, comics, graphic novels, and television.
The Monsters Know What They're Doing
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Keith Ammann
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-29 - Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
From the creator of the popular blog The Monsters Know What They’re Doing comes a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters. In the course of a Dungeons & Dragons game, a Dungeon Master has to make one decision after another in response to player behavior—and the better the
The Golem
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gustav Meyrink
Categories: Golem
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964 - Publisher:
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Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Matthew Mercer, Matthew Colville, Chris Northrop, Olivia Samson
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: Dark Horse Books
From the creators of the hit show Critical Role comes Vox Machina's origin story! Six would-be heroes on seemingly different jobs find their paths intertwined as they investigate shady business in the swamp town of Stilben. They'll need to put their heads-- and weapons--together to figure out what's going on...and