Bubbeh

Overview

A young girl pays homage to the grandmother who has shown her the beauty and subtlety of life in this semi-autobiographical novel, while the depth of a complicated life as a displaced Jew in a the mostly Catholic country of Mexico is gradually revealed. Providing a fascinating glimpse into the little-known world of a Mexican Jewry and touching upon the inescapable influences of place and personhood, the book is enriched with the author's own experiences and includes translations and ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $11.65   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

A young girl pays homage to the grandmother who has shown her the beauty and subtlety of life in this semi-autobiographical novel, while the depth of a complicated life as a displaced Jew in a the mostly Catholic country of Mexico is gradually revealed. Providing a fascinating glimpse into the little-known world of a Mexican Jewry and touching upon the inescapable influences of place and personhood, the book is enriched with the author's own experiences and includes translations and explanations of several Yiddish words.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Michael Lowenthal
Berman...avoids treacle by adding plenty of unsentimental elements to her portrait of a Jewish family's life in 1960's Mexico City. -- New York Times Book Review
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935480931
  • Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Discoveries Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sabina Berman is a novelist and a playwright and director of Mexican theater. She was awarded Mexico's National Theater prize for several of her plays, and two were adapted to film in Mexico. She has served as artist-in-residence at several American universities, including Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Maryland. She lives in Mexico City. Andrea G. Labinger is an emerita professor of Spanish at the University of La Verne, where she is a former founding director of the university's honors program. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)