Passion, Memory and Identity: Twentieth-Century Latin American Jewish Women Writers / Edition 1

Passion, Memory and Identity: Twentieth-Century Latin American Jewish Women Writers / Edition 1

by Marjorie Agosin
     
 

ISBN-10: 082632049X

ISBN-13: 9780826320490

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

This collection of essays, written by a distinguished group of literary critics, explores the Jewish woman's experience in Latin America. It came about as an attempt to define the cultural experience of Jewish Latin American women writers, as well as their relationship with their various countries. Included are Ilan Stavans and Magdalena Maiz-Peña writing on

Overview

This collection of essays, written by a distinguished group of literary critics, explores the Jewish woman's experience in Latin America. It came about as an attempt to define the cultural experience of Jewish Latin American women writers, as well as their relationship with their various countries. Included are Ilan Stavans and Magdalena Maiz-Peña writing on Mexico, David William Foster on Argentina, Regina Igel and Nelson Vieira on Brazil, Elizabeth Ross Horan on Chile and Uruguay, Joan Friedman on Venezuela, and Ruth Behar, Ester Shapiro Rok, and Rosa Lowinger on Cuba.

As Marjorie Agosín notes, the role of memory for the writers included in this volume is a central theme. The majority of them are daughters of Sephardic or Ashkenazi immigrants, many of whom fled the Holocaust. They write openly about their identity and their hybrid condition as Jews in predominantly Catholic countries, an issue that has not, until recently, been addressed with candor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826320490
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Jewish Latin America Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

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