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Life in Letters, 1914-1982

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Description for Life in Letters, 1914-1982 Hardcover. Perhaps the greatest scholar of Jewish mysticism in the 20th century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) once said of himself, "I have no biography, only a bibliography." Yet, in thousands of letters written over his lifetime, many of which are included in this volume, Scholem's biography does unfold. Num Pages: 560 pages, 8 halftones. BIC Classification: 3JJ; BGA; BJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 162 x 42. Weight in Grams: 912.

Perhaps the greatest scholar of Jewish mysticism in the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) once said of himself, “I have no biography, only a bibliography.” Yet, in thousands of letters written over his lifetime, his biography does unfold, inscribing a life that epitomized the intellectual ferment and political drama of an era. This selection of the best and most representative letters—drawn from the 3000 page German edition—gives readers an intimate view of this remarkable man, from his troubled family life in Germany to his emergence as one of the leading lights of Israel during its founding and formative years.
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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
560
Condition
New
Number of Pages
560
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674006423
SKU
V9780674006423
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About Gershom Scholem
Gershom Scholem (1897–1982), a close friend of Walter Benjamin, was Professor of Jewish Mysticism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ?Anthony David Skinner is the author of The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken.

Reviews for Life in Letters, 1914-1982
What can this lucky bookworm say to readers who are not especially curious about the kabbalah or about the history of universities in Israel? A great deal, as this selection of letters to and from Scholem makes clear. Some of its pleasures are simple ones: the spell-binding story of the Scholem clan… But this narrative also asks difficult questions: one ... Read more

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