Invisible Dreamer: Memory, Judaism, and Human Rights

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Sherman Asher Pub., 2002 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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A celebrated author, editor, critic, and poet explores the intersections between the role of memory, the struggle for human rights, and the changing definition of Jewish identity. How do the ethical perspectives of Judaism shape a commitment to human rights? What does it mean to be a Jew in Latin America?

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Invisible Dreamer: Memory, Judaism & Human Rights

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"Chile, that long stretch of land that poets have blessed and dictators abused," begins Agosin in this expansive anthology concerning creative writing and human rights. A poet, translator, critic, and ... Read full review


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Marjorie Agosin was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1955. She has written many books of poetry and fiction. Her childhood and early adolescence were spent with her Jewish family in Chile, where her family also participated in the dominant Catholic culture. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and as an outsider. The overthrow of Salvador Allende forced her family to immigrate to Athens, Georgia, where she was then ostracized as an emigrant. She is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. The poet's current residence is in New England.

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