Item #16582 The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature. Ilan - Stavans, and Introduction.
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature

New York: Schocken, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 9.5 inches tall; 440 pages.

“A welcome contribution . . . This collection is well-balanced, a warranted tribute to Sephardi writers.” –Jerusalem Post

Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket. A New Giftable Book. Item #16582
ISBN: 0805242287

The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 gave rise to a series of rich, diverse diasporas that were interconnected through a common vision and joie de vivre. The exodus took these Sephardim to other European countries; to North Africa, Asia Minor, and South America; and, eventually, to the American colonies.

This new anthology contains fiction, memoirs, essays, and poetry from twenty-eight writers who span more than 150 years. Included are Emma Lazarus’s legendary poem “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty; the hypnotizing prose of Greece-born, Switzerland-based Albert Cohen; Nobel—Prize winner Elias Canetti’s ruminations on Europe before World War II; Albert Memmi’s identity quest as an Arab Jew in France; Primo Levi’s testimony on the Holocaust; and A. B. Yehoshua’s epic stories set in Israel today.

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