The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories

2.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780826316455: The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories

The One-Handed Pianist was published to acclaim in the early 1990’s, with the two-part Spanish edition winning the Latino Literature Prize in 1989 and the Gamma Literature Prize in 1992. 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.

            Stavans constructs fables that raise questions about ethnicity and community; even Stavans’ person raises questions about ethnicity and community: what does it mean that a Jew of Eastern European lineage can call himself Latino and speak for that group?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

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

About the Author:

Born in Mexico to Russian-Polish Jewish parents, Ilan Stavans is a lexicographer, cultural commentator, and author who teaches at Amherst College in Massachusetts. His works include Dictionary Days (Graywolf Press, 2004), Spanglish (Rayo, 2004), the graphic novel Latino USA (Basic Books, 2000), and the autobiography On Borrowed Words (Penguin, 2002).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ilan Stavans
Published by University of New Mexico Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 082631645X ISBN 13: 9780826316455
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX082631645X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stavans, Ilan
Published by University of New Mexico Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 082631645X ISBN 13: 9780826316455
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-213-X5-5019805

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ilan Stavans
ISBN 10: 082631645X ISBN 13: 9780826316455
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97808263164551.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds