Additional Resources for The Chosen by Chaim Potok

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Edward A. Abramson, Chaim Potok, Twayne, 1994.

A book-length study presenting biographical information about the author and an overview of all of his writings to date. Chapter 2 provides a valuable commentary of The Chosen.

Arthur A. Cohen, "Why I Choose to be a Jew," in Breakthrough A Treasury of Contemporary American-Jewish Literature, edited by Irving Malin and Irwin Stark, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1964, pp. 367-76.

Cohen explains that, until recently, Jews could not choose not to remain a Jew, and then he discusses his own religious choices.

Michael Gilmore, "A Fading Promise," in Midstream, January, 1970, pp. 76-79.

Gilmore disagrees with the view of the Jewish community found in Potok's novels.

Sheldon Grebstein, "The Phenomenon of the Really Jewish Best Seller Potok's The Chosen" in Studies in American Jewish Literature, Spring, 1975, pp. 23-31.

A helpful analysis of the novel, which includes a discussion Potok's style and of...

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