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The Golem redux : from Prague to post-Holocaust fiction

Author: Elizabeth Roberts Baer
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First mentioned in the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Bible, the golem is a character in an astonishing number of post-Holocaust Jewish-American novels and has served as inspiration for such varied figures as Mary Shelley's monster in her novel Frankenstein, a frightening character in the television series The X-Files, and comic book figures such as Superman and the Hulk. In The Golem Redux: From Prague to
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Roberts Baer
ISBN: 9780814336267 0814336264 9780814336274 0814336272
OCLC Number: 752471287
Description: x, 229 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth R. Baer.

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Traces the history of the golem legend and its appropriations in German texts and film as well as in post-Holocaust Jewish-American fiction, comics, graphic novels, and television.  Read more...
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