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Golem

by Eduard Petiška

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I picked this book up in Prague a few years ago, and reading these short, evocative Jewish legends brought memories of my trip back very strongly. Despite the rather rough translation of the work, the language and subject matter really brought the history and feeling of the city to life and I am interested in finding more translated works by Petiska. The Golem story is one that is increasingly known in popular culture, so in particular I was glad to read one of the most influential accounts of the story. A mixture of the historical and the mythological, Petiska's accounts of the legends of "Old Prague" make me want to return. ( )
  Spoonbridge | Nov 30, 2009 |
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Švábová, JanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Golem invites you to the ghetto of the old Prague, to the city once called “the mother of Israel”. But first of all it is a unique collection of stories about the legendary inhabitants of Prague, about the golem and his creator, Rabbi Low. The book is based on rare historical sources.
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