Here I am: contemporary Jewish stories from around the world
A premier collection of contemporary Jewish short stories from around the world, "Here I Am" spans six continents and twenty-four countries. Contributers include Cynthia Ozick, Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Nadine Gordimer, and Allegra Goodman, as well as many authors never before published in English.
Editors Marsha Lee Berkman and Elaine Marcus Starkman have compiled a stunning chorus of voices that articulate the evolving Jewish identity. Surprisingly, drastic differences in geography have done little to affect the basic themes of what it means to be a Jew today: the hardships of living in the Diaspora, the specter of anti-Semitism, the fear of complete assimilation, and of lost heritage.