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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, São Paulo, and Pôrto 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 Cíntia Moscovich.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-lxxxii
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  1. Interview with Moacyr Scliar
  2. pp. lxxxiii-xcviii
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  1. Marcos Iolovitch
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Excerpts from On a Clear April Morning
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Clarice Lispector
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. Passage
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. Me and Jimmy
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Elisa Lispector
  2. pp. 31-32
  1. Excerpt from In Exile
  2. pp. 33-40
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  1. Out of Sheer Despair
  2. pp. 41-46
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  1. Jacó Guinsburg
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. Miriam
  2. pp. 49-52
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  1. Figures in the Darkness
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. Samuel Rawet
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. Christmas without Christ
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Moira
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. Rosa Palatnik
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. Two Mothers
  2. pp. 71-82
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  1. Judith Grossmann
  2. pp. 83-84
  1. Mrs. Büchern in Lebenswald
  2. pp. 85-90
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  1. Alberto Dines
  2. pp. 91-92
  1. Death in Paradise: The Tragedy of Stefan Zweig
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. Sônia Rosenblatt
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. Clouded Memories
  2. pp. 103-114
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  1. Samuel Malamud
  2. pp. 115-116
  1. Excerpt from Stops in Time
  2. pp. 117-128
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  1. Francisco Dzialovsky
  2. pp. 129-130
  1. Excerpt from The Third Testament
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. Eliezer Levin
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. New York, New York
  2. pp. 145-148
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  1. A Schoolmaster’s Requiem
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. The Seed from Safed
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. The Tenth Man
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Mr. Samuel
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. Paulo Jacob
  2. pp. 165-166
  1. Excerpt from A Patch of Moonlight Fell on the Jungle
  2. pp. 167-176
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  1. Amália Zeitel
  2. pp. 177-178
  1. Strawberries with Cream
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Esther Largman
  2. pp. 185-186
  1. Polish Girls
  2. pp. 187-198
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  1. Bernardo Ajzenberg
  2. pp. 199-200
  1. Excerpt from Goldstein & Camargo
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. Roney Cytrynowicz
  2. pp. 221-222
  1. The Secret Life of the Clocks
  2. pp. 223-226
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  1. Shed II
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. Samuel Reibscheid
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. My Name Is Job
  2. pp. 235-242
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  1. Moacyr Scliar
  2. pp. 243-244
  1. In the Bosom of Abraham
  2. pp. 245-248
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  1. The Children of the Androgyne
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. The Necrologists
  2. pp. 251-260
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  1. Jaime Lerner
  2. pp. 261-262
  1. Legacy
  2. pp. 263-270
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  1. Cíntia Moscovich
  2. pp. 271-272
  1. Sheine Meidale
  2. pp. 273-284
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 285-288
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803226968
MARC Record
OCLC
609692245
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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