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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.

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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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