Journey with Jakub Frank — Jakub’s Books by Olga Tokarczuk Cover Image

Podróż z Jakubem Frankiem — Księgi Jakubowe Olgi Tokarczuk
Journey with Jakub Frank — Jakub’s Books by Olga Tokarczuk

Author(s): Anna Jeziorkowska-Polakowska
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Jewish studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Russian Literature, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Olga Tokarczuk; Jakub Frank; Frankism; Sabbatai Zvi; Baruchja Ruso; the messianic movement

Summary/Abstract: Jakub’s Books by Olga Tokarczuk talk about Józef Frank (1726–1791), the creator of “probably the most significant phenomenon of public life in which the Jewish communities participated in the beginnings of the modern era”. The writer, thanks to his hero, considered the successor of the leaders of the largest messianic movement, Sabbatai Zvi and Baruchja Ruso, guides the reader through the multicultural and multiethnic Polish Republic in the turbulent 18th century.

  • Issue Year: 2/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 84-102
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish