The Scroll and the Cross: 1,000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature pdf epub fb2

The Scroll and the Cross: 1,000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature by Ilan Stavans pdf epub fb2

The Scroll and the Cross: 1,000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature Author: Ilan Stavans
Title: The Scroll and the Cross: 1,000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature
ISBN: 0415929318
ISBN13: 978-0415929318
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Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 22, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1861 kb
Size EPUB version: 1485 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Jews and Latinos have been unlikely partners through tumultuous times. This groundbreaking, eclectic book of readings, edited by Ilan Stavans, whom The Washington Post described as "one of our foremost cultural critics," offers a sideboard of the ups and downs of that partnership. It includes some seventy canonical authors, Jews and non-Jews alike, through whose diverse oeuvre-poetry, fiction, theater, personal and philosophical essays, correspondence, historical documents, and even kitchen recipes-the reader is able to navigate the shifting waters of history, from Spain in the tenth century to the Spanish-speaking Americas and the United States today. The Reader showcases the writings of such notable authors as Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry W. Longfellow, Miguel de Unamuno, Federico García Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacobo Timerman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ruth Behar, and Ariel Dorfman to name only a few.