Conversations with Chaim Potok
One of America's most popular Jewish writers, Chaim Potok (b. 1929) is the author of such novels as The Chosen (1967), The Promise (1969), The Book of Lights (1981), and Davita's Harp (1985). Each of his novels explores the tension between tradition and modernity, and the clash between Jewish culture and contemporary Western civilization, which he calls "core-to-core cultu...more
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The interviews get fairly repetitive. This is in part because Potok was so focused--modern media gurus might say he was always "on message" but in part because apparentl ...more