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Books and bombs in Buenos Aires : Borges, Gerchunoff, and Argentine-Jewish writing

Author: Edna Aizenberg
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On July 18, 1994, a powerful bomb blew up in downtown Buenos Aires, killing more than eighty people and leveling an entire city block. The immediate objective of the explosion was the destruction of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building, home of several Argentine-Jewish organizations. The AMIA served as a storehouse of Hebrew, Yiddish, and Argentine-Jewish documents and literature-- the archival  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aizenberg, Edna.
Books and bombs in Buenos Aires.
Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2002
(OCoLC)659342526
Named Person: Alberto Gerchunoff; Jorge Luis Borges; Borges, Jorge Luis <1899-1986> - Critique et interprétation.; Gerchunoff, Alberto <1883-1950> - Critique et interprétation.; Alberto Gerchunoff; Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges; Alberto Gerchunoff; Alberto Gerchunoff; Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges; Alberto Gerchunoff
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edna Aizenberg
ISBN: 1584652535 9781584652533 1584652543 9781584652540
OCLC Number: 50503477
Description: x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Parricide on the Pampa --
Slaying Gerchunoff and his Jewish gauchos --
Gerardo Mario Goloboff's writing of the disaster --
Ricardo Feierstein's Mestizo : Kaleidoscopic identities and human rights --
Lenta biografía : Sergio Chejfec's post-Holocaust, postcolonial had-gadya --
Reality, mythology, neo-Sephardism --
Marcos Aguinis : inquisitorial dungeons and literary Sephardism --
Gabriela Avigur-Rotem : Mozart was not a Jew and Gerchunoff was not a woman --
On translating Gerchunoff --
Once more "Emma Zunz" : kabbalism and feminism --
Did she discover America? : Alicia Freilich's Colombina descubierta --
El laberinto de Sion : Marcos Ricardo Barnatan's Borgesian quest for Sephardic identity --
Borges, postcolonial precursor --
Borges 2000 : back to the future --
Postmodern or post-Auschwitz? : Borges and the Holocaust --
The samovar theory of Latin American-Jewish literature --
A quasi-conclusion : Latin American Jewishness, a game with shifting identities.
Responsibility: Edna Aizenberg.

Abstract:

On July 18, 1994, a powerful bomb blew up in downtown Buenos Aires, killing more than eighty people and leveling an entire city block. The immediate objective of the explosion was the destruction of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building, home of several Argentine-Jewish organizations. The AMIA served as a storehouse of Hebrew, Yiddish, and Argentine-Jewish documents and literature-- the archival and intellectual legacy of a community that for a hundred years had struggled to reconcile its disparate heritage. This attack, along with the European Holocaust and the murderous Latin American dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s, form the backdrop for Edna Aizenberg's literary exploration. Aizenberg believes that racial and ethnic prejudice, as well as xenophobic mindsets, have hindered Argentina and other Latin American countries from creating truly pluralistic societies in which difference is celebrated, not merely tolerated. She argues, however, that the work of twentieth-century Argentine-Jewish writers, characterized by polyphony, pastiche, strategies of literary demolition, and political questioning, offers a literary and cultural antidote to traditional oppressive forces.

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