Contemporary Jewish writing in Brazil : an anthology / edited and translated by Nelson H. Vieira
- Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xcviii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Vieira, Nelson
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- Jewish writing in the contemporary world
- Excerpts from On a clear April morning / Marcos Iolovitch -- Passage / Clarice Lispector -- Me and Jimmy / Clarice Lispector -- Excerpt from In exile / Elisa Lispector -- Out of sheer despair / Elisa Lispector -- Miriam / Jacó Guinsburg -- Figures in the darkness / Jacó Guinsberg -- Christmas without Christ / Samuel Rawet -- Moira / Samuel Rawet -- Two mothers / Rosa Palatnik -- Mrs. Büchern in Lebenswald / Judith Grossmann -- Excerpts from Death in paradise : the tragedy of Stefan Zweig / Alberto Dines -- Excerpts from Clouded memories / Sônia Rosenblatt -- Excerpt from Stops in time / Samuel Malamud -- Excerpt from The third testament / Francisco Dzialovsky -- New York, New York / Eliezer Levin -- Schoolmaster's requiem / Eliezer Levin -- Seed from Safed / Eliezer Levin -- Tenth man / Eliezer Levin -- Mr. Samuel / Eliezer Levin -- Excerpts from A patch of moonlight fell on the jungle / Paulo Jacob -- Strawberries with cream / Amália Zeitel -- Excerpt from Polish girls / Esther Largman -- Excerpt from Goldstein & Camargo / Bernardo Ajzenberg -- Secret life of the clocks / Roney Cytrynowicz -- Shed II / Roney Cytrynowicz -- My name is Job / Samuel Reibscheid -- In the bosom of Abraham / Moacyr Scliar -- Children of the androgyne / Moacyr Scliar -- Necrologists / Moacyr Sclear -- Legacy / Jaime Lerner -- Sheine Meidale / Cíntia Moscovich.
- "Contemporary Jewish Writing in Brazil showcases a diverse range of modern Jewish writers from one of South America's most vibrant, multicultural communities. Brazil's population is largely Catholic; its Jewish population today numbers about 120,000 mostly upwardly mobile Jews living in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Porto Alegre. Brazilian Jewish writers often use the testimonial and fantastic modes of Latin American literature to expose anti-Semitism, explore the challenges and opportunities for the Jewish diaspora in South America, and reexamine historical and cultural connections to the Old World. This anthology features the work of such internationally recognized figures as Moacyr Scliar and Clarice Lispector, including two early stories by Lispector that have never before appeared in English translation. Of special note are Samuel Rawet, the father of modern Jewish writing in Brazil; Alberto Dines, a prominent public and literary figure in the 1970s and 1980s; and more recently acclaimed writers such as Cintia Moscovich." --Book Jacket.
- 9780803246621 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0803246625
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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