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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (Sept. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826319521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826319524
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 154 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,609,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jewish Latin America series

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Pulsating stories by the pioneer of Brazilian-Jewish writing evoking the heartwrenching plight of exile, immigration, and displacement.

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Format: Hardcover
"The Prophet and Other Stories," by Samuel Rawet, brings together 12 short stories by this historically important author. The stories have been translated from Portuguese into English by Nelson H. Vieira, who also wrote the introduction.
Born in eastern Europe, Rawet (1929-84) emigrated to Brazil as a child. Vieira calls him "the proclaimed pioneer of Brazilian-Jewish writing." Rawet's stories are moody and introspective. His stories often read like extended prose poems, and his language frequently has an odd, almost hypnotic quality.
Rawet writes about the immigrant experience, anti-Semitism, family conflict, and other topics. He takes a modern approach to a figure from Jewish folklore in the story "Johny Golem." Many of his stories are "metafictions" in which the narrator comments on his own work as a storyteller. If you are interested in Jewish literature or Latin American literature, give this short volume a try. I also recommend the novels and short stories of the excellent Brazilian-Jewish author Moacyr Scliar.
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An important voice in the Jewish literature of Brazil June 8 2001
By Michael J. Mazza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"The Prophet and Other Stories," by Samuel Rawet, brings together 12 short stories by this historically important author. The stories have been translated from Portuguese into English by Nelson H. Vieira, who also wrote the introduction.
Born in eastern Europe, Rawet (1929-84) emigrated to Brazil as a child. Vieira calls him "the proclaimed pioneer of Brazilian-Jewish writing." Rawet's stories are moody and introspective. His stories often read like extended prose poems, and his language frequently has an odd, almost hypnotic quality.
Rawet writes about the immigrant experience, anti-Semitism, family conflict, and other topics. He takes a modern approach to a figure from Jewish folklore in the story "Johny Golem." Many of his stories are "metafictions" in which the narrator comments on his own work as a storyteller. If you are interested in Jewish literature or Latin American literature, give this short volume a try. I also recommend the novels and short stories of the excellent Brazilian-Jewish author Moacyr Scliar.


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