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My Name Is Asher Lev

(1972)
(The first book in the Asher Lev series)
A novel by

 
 
Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels even when it leads him to blasphemy.In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.

Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-613-67570-3 / 978-0-613-67570-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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August 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: My Name is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-8085-9863-5 / 978-0-8085-9863-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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October 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Name is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-434-59602-7 / 978-0-434-59602-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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March 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-394-46137-1 / 978-0-434-59725-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name is Asher Lev (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-14-119056-6 / 978-0-14-119056-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 1-4000-3104-4 / 978-1-4000-3104-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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August 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-449-91168-3 / 978-0-449-91168-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name is Asher Lev (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-14-003642-3 / 978-0-14-003642-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-449-20714-5 / 978-0-449-20714-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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April 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-449-20406-5 / 978-0-449-20406-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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June 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Name is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0-449-23498-3 / 978-0-449-23498-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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August 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): C Potok
ISBN: 0-449-22698-0 / 978-0-449-22698-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Name Is Asher Lev
Author(s): Chaim Potok
Publisher: Anchor
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