The Chosen | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Edmund Fuller

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of The Chosen.
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Critical Review by Edmund Fuller

SOURCE: "The Chosen, Rare, Reverent Novel," in The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 1967, p. 18.

In the following review, Fuller offers high praise for The Chosen.

We are happy to report on a novel of exceptional beauty and freshness. For many readers its combination of theme place and time will be astonishing; elements that seem old, remote, exotic, are shown to be contemporary, close to familiar scenes and rich in meaning for other sorts of lives.

The book is The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. At a time when hedonism, vulgarity, brutality, cynicism and corruption are commonplace themes, those of this book are reverence, responsibility, holiness, learning, tradition and the pain of defending these things against the world.

The place is the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The time runs from the closing years of the second World War to about 1950. The action is altogether...

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