Bubbeh

Bubbeh

by Sabina Berman, Andrea G. Labinger
     
 
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

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480931
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Discoveries Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(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.

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