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The Resource Like a bride/Like a mother, Rosa Nissán ; translated by Dick Gerdes ; introduction by Ilan Stavans

Like a bride/Like a mother, Rosa Nissán ; translated by Dick Gerdes ; introduction by Ilan Stavans

Label
Like a bride/Like a mother
Title
Like a bride/Like a mother
Statement of responsibility
Rosa Nissán ; translated by Dick Gerdes ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Title variation
  • Like a bride and Like a mother
  • Like a mother
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "These two autobiographical novels lay bare the life journey of a Mexican Jewish woman reconciling herself with a Sephardic background, her parents' dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations. The only constant in her life is a need to find her own way, and the story of how she does so is intensely personal and yet universal in its humanness." "This quest begins in Oshinica's childhood: at about age ten she's taken from the public school in Mexico City and placed in a Jewish one. There she begins to understand what it means to be Jewish. Though somewhat indifferent to Hebrew lessons, she warms to the teacher who shares experiences of the Holocaust and learns that being Jewish means being different."
  • "Oshinica's family thwarts her desire to enter the university and instead she's pushed into marriage at age seventeen. Children follow quickly, four in all, and into the 1960s Oshinica tries to be a dutiful wife and mother while continuing to be an obedient daughter. But the insular Jewish neighborhood that sheltered and defined her life is impinged upon as modernity transforms Mexico City." "Seeing films like the Fellini movie 8 1/2 and experiencing a culturally changing capital city sets her on a quest for her own voice and space." "Eventually she separates and divorces, supports herself as a commercial photographer, and enrolls in a creative writing course taught by Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico's most prominent women authors."--BOOK JACKET
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7298.24.I77
LC item number
A6 2002
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Jewish Latin America
Label
Like a bride/Like a mother, Rosa Nissán ; translated by Dick Gerdes ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as two Spanish autobiographical novels: Novia que te vea. México, D.F. : Planeta, c1992 and Hisho que te nazca. México, D.F. : Plaza y Janés, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Like a Bride
  • Like a Mother
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 573 p.
Isbn
9780826323637
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001003717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47289851
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Like a bride/Like a mother, Rosa Nissán ; translated by Dick Gerdes ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Publication
Note
Originally published as two Spanish autobiographical novels: Novia que te vea. México, D.F. : Planeta, c1992 and Hisho que te nazca. México, D.F. : Plaza y Janés, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Like a Bride
  • Like a Mother
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 573 p.
Isbn
9780826323637
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001003717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47289851
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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