Oy, Caramba!: An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America

Oy, Caramba!: An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America

by Ilan Stavans (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780826354952
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books Art and Anger: Essays on Politics and the Imagination and The Riddle of Cantinflas: Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture, Revised and Expanded Edition are also available from UNM Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ilan Stavans 1


Camacho's Wedding Feast Alberto Gerchunoff Prudencio de Pereda 45

In Honor of Yom Kippur Samuel Rollansky Alan Astro 54

A Man and His Parrot José Rabinovich Debbie Nathan 57

Innocent Spirit Alicia Steinberg Andrea G. Labinger 61

Celeste's Heart Aída Bortnik Alberto Manguel 67

Remembrances of Things Future Mario Szichman Iván Zatz 70

A Nice Boy from a Good Family Ana María Shua Andrea G. Labinger 83

The Closed Coffin Marcelo Birmajer Sharon Wood 92


Temptation Salomón Briansky Moisés Mermelstein 107


Solomon Licht Yovne Obodovski Moisés Mermelstein 119

Asylum Ariel Dorfman 122


The Conversion Isaac Goldemberg Hardie St. Martin 143


Genealogies (Excerpt) Margo Glantz Susan Bassnett 153

In the Name of his Name Angelina Muniz-Huberman Lois Parkinson Zamora 162

Like a Bride (Excerpt) Rosa Nissán Dick Gerdes 166

The Invisible Hour Esther Seligson Iván Zatz 189

Xerox Man Ilan Stavans 196


The Bar Mitzvah Speech Salomon Zytner Debbie Nathan 205


Papa's Friends Elisa Lerner Amy Prince 215

Cláper (Excerpt) Alicia Freilich Joan E. Friedman 225


Jesus Pinkhes Berniker Alan Astro 245


Kindergarten Victor Perera 259

Bottles Alcina Lubitch Domecq Ilan Stavans 266


Love Clarice Lispector Giovanni Pontiero 271

Inside My Dirty Head-The Holocaust Moacyr Scliar Eloah F. Giacomelli 280

Appendix The Mythical Jew Of Jorge Luis Borges

Emma Zunz Jorge Luis Borges Donald A. Yates 287

Death and the Compass Jorge Luis Borges Donald A. Yates 293

The Secret Miracle Jorge Luis Borges Harriet De Onís 304

Acknowledgments 311

Select Bibliography 317

Contributors 331

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