El nombre del padre

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Alfaguara, 2001 - Fiction - 406 pages
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A few years prior to the Second World War, two childhood friends arrive to San Sebastian to live. There they find a country in chaos where the Jews are persecuted. As they establish their lives there, one of them loses his sanity which causes him to do irrational things.

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Among the many shifts in Latin American literature during the past few years, one of the most important has been the emergence of a group of writers who chronicle the Jewish immigrant experience. For Goldemberg's characters, growing up as Jews in Peru has been an experience of sorrow and desolation laced with humor. His work is a fascinating document and a source of constant surprises, as in the need to develop a daily idiom built on elements from Spanish, Yiddish, and Quechua in an effort to harmonize the triple tradition of these cultures.

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