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The Resource The seventh heaven : travels through Jewish Latin America, Ilan Stavans

The seventh heaven : travels through Jewish Latin America, Ilan Stavans

Label
The seventh heaven : travels through Jewish Latin America
Title
The seventh heaven
Title remainder
travels through Jewish Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Ilan Stavans
Title variation
7th heaven
Title variation remainder
travels through Jewish Latin America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus's arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul's exploration of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab world, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue. Stavans talks to families of the desaparecidos in Buenos Aries, to 'Indian Jews,' and to people affiliated with neo-Nazi groups in Patagonia. He also visits Spain to understand the long-term effects of the Inquisition, the American Southwest habitat of 'secret Jews,' and Israel, where immigrants from Latin America have reshaped the Jewish state. Along the way, he looks for the proverbial 'seventh heaven,' which, according to the Talmud, out of proximity with the divine, the meaning of life in general, and Jewish life in particular, becomes clearer. The Seventh Heaven is a masterful work in Stavans's ongoing quest to find a convergence between the personal and the historical."
Member of
Assigning source
--From dust jacket inside
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stavans, Ilan
Dewey number
980/.004924
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1419.J4
LC item number
S73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pitt Latin American series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stavans, Ilan
  • Travel writing
  • Jews, Latin American
  • Jews, Latin American
  • Sephardim
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews, Latin American
Label
The seventh heaven : travels through Jewish Latin America, Ilan Stavans
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131106743
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780822945857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086345048
Label
The seventh heaven : travels through Jewish Latin America, Ilan Stavans
Publication
Bar code
31223131106743
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780822945857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086345048

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