A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile

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Jewish life in Latin America is explored through a "passionate, fantastical, poetic" literary sensibility.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558611764
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women's Series Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 538,765
  • Product dimensions: 4.95 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MARJORIE AGOSIN (born 1955) is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer, activist, and professor. She is a prolific author: her published books, including those she has written as well as those she has edited, number over eighty. Her two most recent books are both poetry collections, The Light of Desire / La Luz del Deseo, and Secrets in the Sand: The Young Women of Juárez, about the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez. She teaches Spanish language and Latin American literature at Wellesley College. She has won notability for her outspokenness for women rights in Chile. The United Nations has honored her for her work on human rights. She also won many important literary awards. The Chilean government awarded her with the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Life Achievement in 2002. Agosín was born in 1955 to Moises and Frida Agosín in Chile, where she lived her childhood in a German community.

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