FICTION / JEWISH STUDIES / LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writersedited and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans uses the image of the "tropical synagogue" to evoke the collective voice and imagination that come to life on the pages of this book.
A detailed bibliography of works by Jewish writers in Latin America is provided for those who want to read further.
Table of Contents
Uncle Facundo — Isidoro Blaisten
Cecilia's Last Will and Testament — Alicia Steimberg
Blues in the Night — Germàn Rozenmacher
The Passion According to San Martín — Gerardo Mario Goloboff
The Last Emigrant — Nora Glickman
Celeste's Heart — Aída Bortnik
Rememberances of Things Future — Mario Szichman
Love — Clarice Lispector
His Moment of Glory — Samuel Rawet
Bottles — Alcina Lubitch Domecq
Canillas de Leche — David Unger
The Invisible Hour — Esther Seligson
In the Name of His Name — Angelina Muñiz-Huberman
The Death of Yankos — Ilan Stavans
— Jorge Luis Borges
"An anthology of this sort was long overdue. It will delight and intrigue
fans of Latin American and Jewish Literature everywhere."
"Themes steeped in allegory and metaphysics abound in this uncommon anthology."
"Tropical Synagogues reminds us that society south of the border is just as multicultural as in the U.S., and that
Jews have played an important role in it since the time of the Spanish conquest."
"To paraphrase Américo Castro, one can study Jewish literature without taking Latin
America into account, but one cannot study Latin American literature without including Jewish
writers. This book validates that premise."
Ilan Stavans is a Mexican novelist and critic. Among the many books he has authored and edited are Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories, The Hispanic Condition, Reflections on Culture and Identity in America. He teaches Romance Languages at Amherst College.
1997 Portico Paperbacks • 275 pp • bibliography
ISBN 0-8419-1340-4 • $34.95 (cloth)
ISBN 0-8419-1341-2 • $17.50 (paper)