Art is a person’s private vision expressed in aesthetic forms.
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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|Birth:||17th February, 1929|
|Death:||23rd July, 2002|
|Profession:||Editor, Novelist, Rabbi|
Chaim Potok was born in Buffalo, New York. He was an American Jewish novelist , editor and rabbi. He is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies. His novel, The Chosen, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. After receiving a master's degree in Hebrew literature, he enlisted with the U.S. Army as a chaplain. In 1963, he spent a year in Israel, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Solomon Maimon and began to write a novel. In 1964 he moved to Brooklyn. He became the managing editor of the magazine Conservative Judaism and joined the faculty of the Teachers’ Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Potok's 1985 novel Davita's Harp is his only book featuring a female protagonist. In 1992 Potok completed another novel, I am the Clay, about the courageous struggle of a war-ravaged family.
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