The legend of the Golem is summoned in a book that mixes figure studies
with mythology, the male form with the concept of submission,
and distills the chaos and beauty of the art of creation.
THE LEGEND :
Formed from clay. Birthed by the word of God. Powerful.
Mute. Literal. Defenders of the clan. Golems were the closest that mankind could come to true creation. And a beautiful and dark metaphor for any creative endeavor.
"When you are born," the golem said softly, "your courage is new and clean. You are brave enough for anything . . .
"Every universe, our own included, begins in conversation. Every golem in the history of the world . . . was summoned into existence through language, through murmuring, recital, and kabbalistic chitchat -- was, literally, talked into life."
Author: Michael Chabon
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