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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
America and the Palestinian Question
(L ondon : In s t i tu te o f Jew ish
A ffa irs , 1986); an d
Latin America’s Relations with Israel and the
Arab World
(L ondon : L atin Am e r ican N ew sle tters Special Re­
p o r t , N ov em b e r 1985), also w r itten by Klich. R o u n d in g o u t this
list a re th e m em o irs o f two Israe li d ip lom a ts who w ere d eep ly
involved in L atin Am e r ican affa irs: Moshe A. Tov ,
El murmullo
de Israel: Historial diplomatico
(Jerusa lem : La Sem ana Pub lica tions
L tda , 1983); a n d Ja co b T s u r ,
Cartas credenciales 4
(by th e same
pub lish e r , 1986).
T h e m ost re f re sh in g re c en t d ev e lo pm en t in La tin Am e r ican
Jew ish S tud ies has b een th e p a r tic ip a tion o f Jew ish a u th o r s in
th e c u r r e n t rena scence o f L atin Am e r ican l i te ra tu re . Som e nov ­
els th a t have been tran s la ted in to Eng lish may be m e n t io n ed
he re : Isaac G o ldem be rg ,
The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner
(New York: Persea Books, 1976) an d
Play by Play
(1983, by th e
same pub lishe r) , bo th o f which de r ive f rom th e a u th o r ’s ch ild ­
hood in Pe ru ; th e B razilian Moacyr Scliar, who in his
The Cen­
taur in the Garden
(New York: B a llan tine Books, 1984) uses th e
mythological ha lf-m an , ha lf -ho rse as a m e ta p h o r fo r th e Jew ish
cond ition ; an d th e au tob iog raph ic a l
Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood
by V ic to r P e re ra (New York: H a rc o u r t B race Jovanov ich , 1986).
T h e list o f pub lished au th o r s an d th e i r works is too ex tens ive
fo r inclusion h e re , b u t som e works o f lite ra ry criticism may be
c i t e d .3
Pluralismo e identidad: Lo jud io en la literatura
latinoamericana
(Buenos A ires: E d ito ria l Mila, 1986) r e p ro d u c e s
an ac tua l lite ra ry e n c o u n te r am o n g two do zen o f th e fo rem o s t
co n tem p o ra ry w riters. Saul Sosnowski,
La orilla inminente:
Escritores judios argentinos
(Buenos A ires: E d ito r ia l Legasa, 1987)
is th e latest work by th e ed i to r o f th e N o r th Am e r ican lite ra ry
jo u rn a l ,
Hispamerica.
L eo n a rd o S enkm an has rece ived ex tens ive
recogn ition fo r his
La identidad judia en la literatura argentina
(Buenos A ires: E d ito ria l P a rdes , 1983), a w o rk which m u s t be
d is tingu ish ed from his 3 -vo lum e
El antisemitismo en la Argentina
(Buenos A ires: C en tro E d ito r d e Am e rica La tina , 1986) which
was w ithd raw n from c ircu la tion d u e to n um e ro u s e r ro r s .
T h is b r ie f survey shows L a tin Am e r ican Jew ish S tud ies alive
an d th r iv in g in th e sh o r t tim e sp an since it cam e to b ir th . New
3 The January 1988 issue o f LAJS
Newsletter,
Vol. 8, no. 1 (LAJSA, 2104
Georgetown Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105) is devoted to a bibliography o f
Latin American Jewish literature.