The Ghetto Within

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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $25.10
Publisher
Harpervia
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063018334

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About the Author

Santiago Amigorena is a French-Argentine director, screenwriter, producer, and writer. He is the author of A Laconic Childhood, the first in an ongoing critically acclaimed autobiographical fiction project. The Ghetto Within (published in France as Le Ghetto Interieur) was shortlisted for several prestigious literary prizes in France and won the Prix des libraires de Nancy. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Amigorena currently resides in France.

Frank Wynne has translated the work of numerous French and Hispanic authors, including Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Modiano, Javier Cercas, and Virginie Despentes. His work has earned him many prizes, including the Scott Moncrieff Prize, the Premio Valle Inclán, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with Houellebecq for The Elementary Particles. Most recently, his translation of Jean-Baptiste Del Amo's Animalia won the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize.

Reviews

"Even in extremes of emotion. . . . Amigorena offers controlled, lucid prose . . . [an] affecting portrait that points to immeasurable collateral damage." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Coupled with the themes of exile and the struggle for Jewish identity, [Amigorena] brilliantly parallels the plight of the forsaken victims within the ghetto and Vicente's sense of helplessness, as if he, too, were enclosed by walls." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Santiago Amigorena... [pushes] compassion to the limits of narrative possibility." -- Le Monde

"Behold . . . a sensational novel whose striking voice lingers long after closing the book." -- Le Figaro

"[The Ghetto Within is] an emotional tribute ... layered with soul-searching prose and stark history." -- Christian Science Monitor