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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Palooka Studios

Palooka Studios is actually the apartment of Jerry Glovsky and several other young men. Joe, Sammy and Julie Glovsky sneak into this apartment and start to draw Sammy's ideas for new comic-book characters. Later, Jerry Glovsky and others are recruited to Sammy's comic-book project.

The Golem

The Golem is the legendary superhero who defends the Jewish community of Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the Middle Ages. The body of the Golem is hidden in Prague. Bernard Kornblum, with the help of Joe finds the Golem in a large coffin. The Golem is smuggled out of Prague to Lithuania, and in the process Joe is smuggled out of Prague. Much later, the Golem shows up at Sammy's house in Bloomtown.

The Escapist, Tom Mayflower

The Escapist is a superhero, who has the ability to help others escape from oppression and captivity. In the comic-book story, he is really Tom...

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