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In this bold study, Edna Aizenberg offers a much-needed corrective to both Latin American literary scholarship and popular assumptions that the whole of Latin America served as a Nazi refuge both during and after World War II. Analyzing the treatment of the Shoah by five leading figures in Argentine, Brazilian, and Chilean writing—Alberto Gerchunoff, Clarice Lispector, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriela Mistral, and Joao Guimaraes Rosa—Aizenberg illuminates how Latin American intellectuals engaged with the horrific information that reached them regarding the Holocaust, including the sympathy and collaboration of their own governments with the Nazis.

Aizenberg emphasizes how—through fiction, journalism, and activism—these five culture-makers opposed and fought fascism. At the same time, her readings of individual texts confront shopworn clichés about Latin American writing and literature, suggesting deeper and richer dimensions to many canonical works. This interdisciplinary book fills critical gaps in both Holocaust and Latin American studies, and will be of great interest to scholars and students in both fields.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface: Didn't All the Nazis Go to Argentina?
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. 1 | “Deutsches Requiem” | Jorge Luis Borges “Represents” the Shoah
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 2 | Besieged in Berne | Clarice Lispector and the Murmur of Catastrophe
  2. pp. 25-52
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  1. 3 | Good-bye Jewish Gaucho | Alberto Gerchunoff, Anti-Nazi
  2. pp. 53-80
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  1. 4 | Diplomacy, Literature, Rescue | João Guimarães Rosa, Consul in Hamburg
  2. pp. 81-112
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  1. 5 | Not Just Children’s Poetry | Gabriela Mistral, Consul in Nice
  2. pp. 113-160
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  1. Epilogue | The Anti-Nazis Were There Too
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 165-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-184
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611688573
Related ISBN
9781611688559
MARC Record
OCLC
925411040
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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