New York: Summit Books, 1983. Podwal, Mark. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #002869
105 p.p. Quarter-bound in purple cloth with tan paper boards, gilt lettering to spine and device to front. Offset panel to front board, corners lightly bumped at foot. Illustrated dust jacket is lightly bumped to extremities, spine sunned. Illustrated endpapers. For centuries, Jews have remembered the Golem, a creature of clay said to have been given life by the mystical incantations of the mysterious Maharal, Rabbi Yehuda Loew, leader of the Jewish community of 16th-century Prague. Some verions have the Golem as a lovable, clumsy mute; others as a monster like Frankenstein's who turned against his creator, giving a vivid warning against magic and the occult. In this beautiful book, Elie Wiesel has collected many of the legends associated with this enigmatic and elusive figure and retold them as seen through the eyes of a wizened grave digger.