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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.
|Introduction: Passion and Memory: Latin American Jewish Writers|
|On Separate Ground||1|
|Mapping the Jewish Female Voice in Contemporary Mexican Narrative||17|
|Recent Argentine Women Writers of Jewish Descent||35|
|Brazilian Jewish Women Writers at the Crossroads||59|
|Clarice Lispector's Jewish Universe: Passion in Search of Narrative Identity||85|
|Emigrant Memory: Jewish Women Writers in Chile and Uruguay||115|
|Venezuelan Jewish Women Writers and the Search for Heritage||161|
|In Search of the Cuban Jewish Woman Writer: A Trialogue/Un Trialogo||197|
|List of Contributors||215|