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Brief about Chaim Potok: By info that we know Chaim Potok was born at 1929-02-17. And also Chaim Potok is American Author.

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Well, in The Chosen, Danny Saunders, from the heart of his religious reading of the world, encounters an element in the very heart of the secular readings of the world - Freudian psychoanalytic theory.

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Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature.

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What I have in advance are people I want to write about and a problem or problems that I see those people encountering and that I want to explore - it all proceeds sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and scene by scene.

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All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.

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Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.

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A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end.

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Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.

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It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million or half a million human beings will think and feel precisely the same way on any single subject.

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I get up around 6:30. I work from about 8:00 to 1:00, take a break for lunch, work again until about 5:00, and then go for a long walk and have dinner. Then, if my wife and I have no previous plans, we decide what to do for the evening.

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And yet there are some magnificent things from Freud, profound insights into the nature of man.

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As a species we are always hungry for new knowledge.

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Each work seems to give me the most trouble at the time I'm working on it.

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I don't work on my Sabbath. I write five-and-a-half or six days a week.

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I'm constantly revising. Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again.

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In other words, Judaism is not Calvinism.

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It is impossible to fuse totally with a culture for which you feel a measure of antagonism.

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Two hundred or more years ago most people on the planet were never aware of any reality other than the one into which they were brought up.

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Yes, there is some thought about making a film of My Name Is Asher Lev.

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A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.

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And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud's view of man.

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