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The Resource A life in letters, 1914-1982, Gershom Scholem ; edited and translated by Anthony David Skinner

A life in letters, 1914-1982, Gershom Scholem ; edited and translated by Anthony David Skinner

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A life in letters, 1914-1982
Title
A life in letters, 1914-1982
Statement of responsibility
Gershom Scholem ; edited and translated by Anthony David Skinner
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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, Scholem's 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 three-volume 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." "In the letters, we witness the travails and vicissitudes of the Scholem family, a drama in which Gershom is banished by his father for his anti-kaiser Zionist sentiments; his antiwar, socialist brother is hounded and murdered by the Nazis; and his mother and remaining brothers are forced to emigrate. We see Scholem's friendships with some of the most intriguing intellectuals of the twentieth century - Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno - blossom and, on occasion, wither. And we learn firsthand about his Zionist commitment and his scholarly career, from his move to Palestine in the 1920s to his work as Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University. Over the course of seven decades that comprised the most significant events of the twentieth century, these letters reveal how Scholem's scholarship is informed by the experiences he so eloquently described."--Jacket
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DLC
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1897-1982
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Scholem, Gershom
Dewey number
  • 296/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM755.S295
LC item number
A4 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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David, Anthony
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  • Jewish scholars
  • Scholem, Gershom
Label
A life in letters, 1914-1982, Gershom Scholem ; edited and translated by Anthony David Skinner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [533]-534) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 -- I.A Jewish Zarathustra, 1914-1918 -- 5 -- II. Unlocking the Gates, 1919-1932 -- 85 -- III. Redemption through Sin, 1933-1947 -- 205 -- IV. Master Magician Emeritus, 1948-1982 -- 343 -- Notes -- 499 -- Selected Bibliography -- 533 -- Chronology -- 535 -- Index -- 539
Control code
48131940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 547 pages
Isbn
9780674006423
Lccn
2001051521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A life in letters, 1914-1982, Gershom Scholem ; edited and translated by Anthony David Skinner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [533]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 -- I.A Jewish Zarathustra, 1914-1918 -- 5 -- II. Unlocking the Gates, 1919-1932 -- 85 -- III. Redemption through Sin, 1933-1947 -- 205 -- IV. Master Magician Emeritus, 1948-1982 -- 343 -- Notes -- 499 -- Selected Bibliography -- 533 -- Chronology -- 535 -- Index -- 539
Control code
48131940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 547 pages
Isbn
9780674006423
Lccn
2001051521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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