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The disappearance : a novella and stories

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title story concerns the obituary of Belgian actor, who gained notoriety some years before by orchestrating his fake Fascist Youth League kidnapping. The novella takes place during a week of sitting shivah at the home ofa prominent Mexico City businessman, while a heated presidential election rages outside. "Xerox Man" traces the crimes of a fanatical Argentinean Orthodox Jew who believes he can unleash divine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
American fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stavans, Ilan.
Disappearance.
Evanston, Ill. : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)657097070
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0810123746 9780810123748
OCLC Number: 66463455
Description: xii, 130 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The disappearance --
Morirse está en hebreo --
Xerox man.
Responsibility: Ilan Stavans.
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Offers a vista of Jewish-Hispanic relations. This work features the novella ""Morirse esta en hebreo,"" which is a meditation on continuity and tradition among Mexican Jews that takes place just as a  Read more...

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"Ilan Stavans beautifully demonstrates that the best way to suggest the extraordinary is through the ordinary." --The Boston Globe "Ilan Stavans is an intellectual force to reckon with." --The Read more...

 
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