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eBook One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories ePub

by Ilan Stavans

  • ISBN: 082631645X
  • Category: World Literature
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Ilan Stavans
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 196
  • ePub book: 1849 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1820 kb
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1996 - The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories. Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta and the Chicano Experience.

A selection of his work appeared in 2000 under the title The Essential Ilan Stavans. 1996 - The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories.

196 p. ; 20 cm. Stories first appeared in Spanish in two volumes, Talia y el cielo and La pianista manca. A heaven without crows - The invention of memory - The death of Yankos - The one-handed pianist - Talia in heaven - The spot - House repossessed - Three nightmares - Epilogue : lost in translation.

Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist

Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College.

Translations of eight stories and a novella from two books: La pianista manca (1991) and Talia y el cielo (1979; rev. 1989). Work treats identity, literary influence, writer's coming of age: themes Stavans details in an autobiographical epilogue. Wonderful fables for the Aeonic Age reader' (Don We.

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Start by marking The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories as Want to Read . An award-winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish

Start by marking The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Its tales look at what it means to be Jewish in the Hispanic world-a world in which spirituality is often exercised outside the realm of orthodoxy. An award-winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish. A native of Mexico City, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Books by Ilan Stavans.

The One-Handed Pianist was published to acclaim in the early 1990’s, with .

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Ilan Stavans was born in Mexico to a Jewish family from the Pale of. .

Ilan Stavans was born in Mexico to a Jewish family from the Pale of Settlement, lived in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and ultimately immigrated to the United States in 1985. Upon completing his graduate education in New York City, he settled in New England where he lives with his wife, Alison, and his two sons, Joshua and Isaiah. Stavans's work is wide-ranging, and includes both scholarly monographs such as "The Hispanic Condition" (1995) and comic strips in the case of "Latino USA: A Cartoon History" (with Lalo Alcaraz) (2000).

1996 - The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories. Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta and the Chicano Experience

Ilan Stavans Describes his Yiddish Education in Mexico City. 1995 - The Hispanic Condition: Reflections on Culture and Identity in America. 1994 - Tropycal Synagogues. 1993 - Imagining Columbus: The Literary Voyage.

Haunting and enigmatic, these nine loosely connected stories are evidence of the growing field of Jewish-Latin American fiction. "A Heaven Without Crows," structured as a letter from Kafka to his friend Max Brod, details the labyrinthine paths of his tortured soul. "The Invention of Memory," awarded the Gamma Literature Prize, is also a tribute to Eastern European letters, in which a Czech man with a portentous memory is diagnosed with a deteriorating illness. He travels to Mexico to look for his past and fight against oblivion by carefully staging his vanishing reminiscences. "Three Nightmares" proves that fantasy and reality, people and things, are form-shifting aspects of one another. And the title story is a bizarre tale, a succinct and tangential homage to Felisberto Hernandez's piano narratives and to Oliver Sacks's neurological anecdotes, in which a young woman loses touch with one of her hands. The volume concludes with an autobiographical essay, "Lost in Translation," in which Stavans comments on his experience growing up Jewish in Mexico.Told with wit and precision, these stories are at once a meditation on politics and the imagination in the Hispanic world, compelling allegories on the nature of freedom and individuality, a study of guilt, and a savage satire on the rigorous banality of life. The delicious secrets of Stavans's imagination unfold in these endearing tales with the authority of dreams, questioning our philosophical assumptions and portraying the universe as a vast, mysterious theater where everything is sacred but nothing is absolute.