Burnt Books

Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav.

Burnt Books

Burnt Books

Part of the Jewish Encounter series Rodger Kamenetz, acclaimed author of The Jew in the Lotus, has long been fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. And for many years he has taught a course in Prague on Franz Kafka. The more he thought about their lives and writings, the more aware he became of unexpected connections between them. Kafka was a secular artist fascinated by Jewish mysticism, and Rabbi Nachman was a religious mystic who used storytelling to reach out to secular Jews. Both men died close to age forty of tuberculosis. Both invented new forms of storytelling that explore the search for meaning in an illogical, unjust world. Both gained prominence with the posthumous publication of their writing. And both left strict instructions at the end of their lives that their unpublished books be burnt. Kamenetz takes his ideas on the road, traveling to Kafka’s birthplace in Prague and participating in the pilgrimage to Uman, the burial site of Rabbi Nachman visited by thousands of Jews every Jewish new year. He discusses the hallucinatory intensity of their visions and offers a rich analysis of Nachman’s and Kafka’s major works, revealing uncanny similarities in the inner lives of these two troubled and beloved figures, whose creative and religious struggles have much to teach us about the significant role played by the imagination in the Jewish spiritual experience.

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Burnt Books
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Rodger Kamenetz
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-19 - Publisher: Schocken

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Books Condemned to be Burnt
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: James Anson Farrer
Categories: Book burning
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Burning Books
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Haig A. Bosmajian
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: McFarland

"This work provides a detailed account of book burning worldwide over the past 2000 years. The book burners are identified, along with the works they deliberately set aflame"--Provided by publisher.
The Burnt Book
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Marc-Alain Ouaknin
Categories: Religion
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Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity
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Pages: 369
Authors: Dirk Rohmann
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-25 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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