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The Golem - Gustav Meyrink, Robert Irwin, Mike Mitchell
The Golem
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"A superbly atmospheric story set in the old Prague ghetto featuring The Golem, a kind of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster, which manifests iitself every 33 years in a room without a door. Stranger still, it seems to have the same face as the narrator. Made into a film in 1920, this... show more
"A superbly atmospheric story set in the old Prague ghetto featuring The Golem, a kind of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster, which manifests iitself every 33 years in a room without a door. Stranger still, it seems to have the same face as the narrator. Made into a film in 1920, this extraordinary book combines uncanny psychology of doppelganger stories with expressionism and more than a little melodrama... Meyrink's old Prague - like Dicken's London - is one of the great creations of City writing, an eerie, claustrophobic and fantastical underworld where anything can happen." -- Phil Baker in The Sunday Times
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781873982914 (1873982917)
Publisher: Dedalus
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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Iva Kenaz
Iva Kenaz rated it
5.0 Review of The Golem
I'm a big fan of Meyrink's work, because I love novels that one can read many times and still find something new and inspiring to focus on. I found Golem to be so atmospheric that I felt as if I was there in the old Jewish Town, feeling the claustrophobic melancholy of the place, seeing the variety ...
Bettie's Books
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4.0 The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
bookshelves: czech, mythology, noir, philosophy, classic, boo-scary, fantasy, translation, tbr-busting-2014, paper-read, halloween-2014, autumn-2014, lit-richer, prague, jewish, gothic, published-1915 Read from April 13, 2011 to October 29, 2014 Description: "A superbly atmospheric story set i...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
I didn't really know what to expect before reading this and afterwards it is quite hard to talk about.Initially I think it was quite hard to get into, being introduced with new characters with each new chapter and the somewhat disjointed feel from chapter to chapter. But after a while one gets into ...
Bettie's Books
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The moonlight is shining on the foot of my bed, lying there like a large, bright, flat stone.
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves rated it
5.0 The Golem
While the story of The Golem alone deserves four stars as Gustav Meyrink's masterpiece, the Tartarus Press edition, of which I happen to be a fortunate owner, pushes the book-as-artifact into the five star category. This book is one of my most prized possessions, one of the books I'll reach for if t...
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