Marek Toman

My Golem

Můj Golem
Můj Golem
Argo, 2009
Language: Czech
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
ISBN: 9788025702192
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency
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A legend from the late 16th century tells of Rabbi Löw, who shaped the Golem out of clay and animated him. This creature’s task was to rush to the besieged Jews of Prague to help in times of need. Many varieties of this old story exist. Toman deals with the matter in a surprising way. He portrays Golem from the perspective of a 15-year-old boy, who lives in the Jewish ghetto. This boy is friends with a Christian girl living just behind the wall of the ghetto. The book authentically describes Jewish life and the relationship between Jews and Christians in Renaissance Prague. Illustrated by Hana Puchová with elements of comics, the book is intended for teenagers as well as their parents.

Selected published translations (2)

A prágai Gólem Hungarian

Der Prager Golem German

Language: Czech
Title: Můj Golem
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2009
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
Foreign rights
Prague Literary Agency