The Golem

The Golem

by Gustav Meyrink
     
 

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"A favorite of connoisseurs of works of fantasy for many decades." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A compelling story of mystical experiences, strange transformations, and profound terror, this is the most famous supernatural novel in modern European literature, set in Ghetto of Old Prague around 1890. 13 black-and-white illustrations. "Not to be missed." &

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"A favorite of connoisseurs of works of fantasy for many decades." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A compelling story of mystical experiences, strange transformations, and profound terror, this is the most famous supernatural novel in modern European literature, set in Ghetto of Old Prague around 1890. 13 black-and-white illustrations. "Not to be missed." — Los Angeles Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486250250
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Series:
Dedalus European Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
726,098
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Jorge Bortes
The Cabalah...found in the ghettos a suitable home for its strange speculations on the nature of God, the magical power of letters, and the possibility of creating a man in the same way that God created Adam. This homunculus was called the Golem...Gustaf Meyrink uses this legend...in a dreamlike setting on the other side of the mirror and he has invested it with a horror so palpable that it has remained in my memory all these years.
E. F. Bleiler
From a literary point of view, Meyrink is one of the most talented and most annoying satirists to emerge in twentieth century Germany, and also who had the ability to prick his victims into a frenzy that is now difficult to understand. He was also one of the earliest expressionist writers, and certainly the foremost twentieth century novelist of the supernatural. He is now remembered mostly for Der Golem (The Golem), a mystical love story of charm, tenderness and terror.

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