The Golem An ancient legend relates to the large Rabi Loew of Prague (1512-1609) and, with strong images, evoking the mysteries of the ghetto of Prague. The Golem is a clay figure animated by the work of lectures Kabbalah, in defending the Jews, but that is beyond the control and easily leads to disaster.
What could be an extravagance only gratuitous, but that the interest of a well-told story, becomes study a symbol of deep meaning: the Golem personifies human automata, which teaches the Kabbalah create the modern society with its relentless demands and can not Madonnna choose their own action, imposed by society itself.
Like the Golem, the man performs the part assigned to his own will and with an appalling rigor. In this fundamental pessimism, the novel adds a continuing mystery, an Zohar atmosphere in which tragic mistake enigmatic play fully, but a dramatic METAFISICA expeditiously (the mouth improve the world of every man becomes the mouth of Berg God if you lessons think it’s mouth God “).
This ability to create a growth turbulent and grandiose vision has its best performance in Golem, while in the next novel, The Face green, then the history of the wandering Jew, the style of Meyrink be more abundant, although in his latest novel fails to find the evocative power that gave this book a quick and significant success. Meyrink was inspired by the descriptions of the great city Amazon books of Charles Dickens, who had led to recreate the urban atmosphere of Prague.
Has been the subject of numerous studies that go beyond the literature: philosophy, religion, occultism, alchemy, magic, genuine.
The same tikkun year of its publication was adapted into a film by Paul Wegener expressionism. Since its publication, there has been a generation of readers has not been captivated by this enigmatic work. Between 1915 and 1920 were sold over 150,000 copies, heading the list of authors Meyrink most sold between 1915 and 1940, contributing to the success of the pocket edition of the novel to the soldiers of the front.
The Golem has its origin in a series of legends of Kabbalah Jewish creating artificial life through the evocative power of the lyrics. Being artificial Meyrink’s novel returns to study the Kabbalah life every 33 years and lives in a room without haSulam

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