The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction
Traces the history of the golem legend and its appropriations in German texts and film as well as in post-Holocaust Jewish-American fiction, comics, graphic novels, and television.
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The Golem Runs Amok
3 Traditional Retellings of the Golem Legend
4 The Comics Connection
5 Golems to the Rescue
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