Monday, September 27, 2021

Nobel-Prize-Winner Olga Tokarczuk's The Books of Jacob Appears in Hebrew and English

Nobel-Prize-Winner Olga Tokarczuk's "The Books of Jacob" to appear in English and Hebrew. The novel is about Jacob Frank, a Jewish-born cult leader. You can read more about the book's implications for Polish-Jewish relations here


  1. Is Tokarczuk 'Christian'? She describes St. Mary as a 'goddess'. It is certainly not Roman-Catholic. I assume that 'Christian' means here 'non-Jewish'.

  2. Well, interesting article, but I won't be reading the book. I had assumed as it was so lauded and applauded that it would be the usual vilification of all things Polish. But I couldn't really tell from the review.


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