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Agosín, Marjorie

Works: 201 works in 624 publications in 4 languages and 26,895 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Literature  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Creative nonfiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ8098.1.G6, 861
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I lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Celeste Marconi is a dreamer, a writer, a collector of words. But then a new whispered word trickles into her life: "Subversives." Her beloved country of Chile has been taken over by a military dictatorship, and subversives--people considered a threat to the new government--are in increasing danger. Celeste's doctor-parents must go into hiding to remain safe, and Celeste, heartsick, must say good-bye to them. But the situation continues to worsen. More and more people are "disappearing," and soon Celeste herself is sent thousands of miles away, all the way to the coast of Maine--where she doesn't have a single friend or know a word of English. How can she possibly call another country--a country where people eat breakfast out of a box, where the cold grays of winter mirror the fears that envelope her--home? WIll she ever see Chile again? And if she does--what, and who, will she find there?
Taking root : narratives of Jewish women in Latin America by Marjorie Agosín( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Taking Root, Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays included here examine the religious, economic, social, and political choices these families have made and continue to make as they forge Jewish identities in the New World. Marjorie Agosín has gathered narr
Tapestries of hope, threads of love : the arpillera movement in Chile, 1974-1994 by Marjorie Agosín( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arpilleras are burlap-backed tapestries depicting the experiences and emotions of women whose sons and husbands were arrested and never heard from again during the years of military rule. Agosin's narrative traces the arpillera movement from its early days under the promotion and protection of the Catholic Church's Vicaría de Solidaridad through the early 1990s, when newly reestablished civilian authorities decided not to more forcefully seek justice for victims of human rights abuses. The book includes 45 reproductions (on glossy plates), and the moving testimonies of a number of the arpilleristas themselves"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
A dream of light & shadow : portraits of Latin American women writers( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the writers included here are vitally concerned with the problems women face in Latin America. Children and mothers are the central focus of their lives and of many of their writings. These writers have participated in essential ways in the history of their respective countries and in the intellectual history of Latin America, and at the same time, their greatest contribution has been in the sharing of the private details of personal stories, their own and others. In the strong connections that many of them have had with each other, Marjorie Agosin sees a culture of sisterhood
Memory, oblivion, and Jewish culture in Latin America by Marjorie Agosín( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Latin America has been a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution from 1492, when Sepharad Jews were expelled from Spain, until well into the twentieth century, when European Jews sought sanctuary there from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. Vibrant Jewish communities have deep roots in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile--though members of these communities have at times experienced the pain of being "the other," ostracized by Christian society and even tortured by military governments. While commonalities of religion and culture link these communities across time and national boundaries, the Jewish experience in Latin America is irreducible to a single perspective. Only a multitude of voices can express it. This anthology gathers fifteen essays by historians, creative writers, artists, literary scholars, anthropologists, and social scientists who collectively tell the story of Jewish life in Latin America. Some of the pieces are personal tales of exile and survival some explore Jewish humor and its role in amalgamating histories of past and present and others look at serious episodes of political persecution and military dictatorship. As a whole, these challenging essays ask what Jewish identity is in Latin America and how it changes throughout history. They leave us to ponder the tantalizing question: Does being Jewish in the Americas speak to a transitory history or a more permanent one?
Pablo Neruda by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Chileense dichter en staatsman (1904-1973)
Women, gender, and human rights : a global perspective( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "The 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses the credo that all human beings are created free anf equal. But not until 1995 did the United Nations declare women's rights to be human rigths and bring gender issues into the global arena for the first time. Women, Gender and Human Rights is the first collection of essays encompassing a wide range of women's issues, includind political and domestic violenc, education, literacy, and reproductive rights. Most of the essays were written expressly for this volume by internationally known experts in the fields of government, bioethics, medicine, pulic affairs, literature, history, anthropology, law, and psychology."
Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American women by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of hope : women's writings on human rights : an international literary anthology( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seventy-seven poems, essays, memoirs, and histories from women writers around the world in which they explore issues of human rights
Women of smoke by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong female voices narrate the poems of this collection, including historical and mythological icons such as Virginia Woolf and Penelope as well as contemporary stereotypes ranging from housewives to witches to rape victims. The poems create a communion between women in suffering and explores the relationships they have with themselves and between each other and the exterior world--Publisher description
These are not sweet girls : Latin American women poets( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women have always been close to words, singing, talking, whispering, despite cultural maxims encouraging women to be silent, they continue to speak, often through the sacred language of poetry, where there is an abundance of intuition and the possibility of reclaiming power through language. This anthology gathers an astonishing range of work from the turn of the century and through the present. We can see how the common threads of courage and inventiveness can be woven into a bright tapestry of women's voices that presents a true picture of a culture that must create its own history and traditions. Both well-known writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Cristina Peri Rossi, Alfonsina Storni and Violeta Parra and those who are lesser-known are among the more than fifty poets included
Surviving beyond fear : women, children and human rights in Latin America( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriela Mistral : the audacious traveler( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriela Mistral is the only Latin American woman writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Even so, her extraordinary achievements in poetry, narrative, and political essays remain largely untold. Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler explores the complex legacy of Mistral and the ways in which her work continues to define the Americas." "Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler is the first work to explore the totality of Mistral's vision and her political writings. It addresses her leadership as a representative of Chile during the drafting of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and her work on behalf of a unified American hemisphere. Throughout, she is depicted as a courageous social activist whose writings reveal a passionate voice for freedom and justice."--Jacket
What is secret : stories by Chilean women by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-three authors and 37 texts represent powerful voices 'spoken from a woman's threshold' throughout 20th century. Twenty-two translators achieve a competent level with a wide variety of themes and styles. Editor's introduction orients reader to stories' Chilean context. Short notes on authors and translators. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Happiness : stories by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's gaze : Latin American women artists( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the exception of Frida Kahlo, who in recent years has become a cult figure, the achievements of Latin American women in the visual and performing arts have been overlooked. This book presents a dazzling group of women who challenge the common assumptions about the nature of artists and their art
Uncertain travelers : conversations with Jewish women immigrants to America by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over a three-year period, award-winning Chilean poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin interviewed nine Jewish women immigrants who arrived in the United States from Europe and Latin America between 1939 and the 1970s. Some came as children, others as adults; some were well-off, others refugees. These conversations reveal diverse experiences of exile as well as multiple attitudes toward North American politics, people, and culture."--Jacket
Scraps of life : Chilean arpilleras : Chilean women and the Pinochet dictatorship by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of memory : stories by Jewish women writers of Latin America( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on Jewish identity in Latin America. In The Sign of the Star by Ana Vásquez, a Jewish boy is ostracized in a Christian school, while in Barbara Mujica's Gotlib, Bombero, a man yearns to become a volunteer fireman, seeing in it a symbol of acceptance by the community
The woman in Latin American and Spanish literature : essays on iconic characters by Eva Paulino Bueno( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Supported by recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, this compendium provides a deep understanding of the role of women as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures"--Proporcionado por el editor
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Memory, oblivion, and Jewish culture in Latin America
Tapestries of hope, threads of love : the arpillera movement in Chile, 1974-1994Memory, oblivion, and Jewish culture in Latin AmericaWomen, gender, and human rights : a global perspectiveLandscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American womenA map of hope : women's writings on human rights : an international literary anthologyWomen of smokeThese are not sweet girls : Latin American women poetsGabriela Mistral : the audacious traveler
Alternative Names
Agosín Halpern, Marjorie.

Agosín Halpern, Marjorie 1955-

Agosín Halpern, Marjorie Stella

Agosin Halpern, Marjorie Stella 1955-

Agosín, Marjorie

Agosín, Marjorie Stella 1955-

Halpern Marjorie Agosín

Halpern, Marjorie Agosín 1955-

Halpern, Marjorie Stella Agosín

Marjorie Agosin

Marjorie Agosín American writer

Marjorie Agosín Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Marjorie Agosín écrivaine américaine

Marjorie Agosín escriptora estatunidenca

Marjorie Agosín shkrimtare amerikane

אגוסין, מרג׳ורי

אגוסין, מרג'ורי

אגוסין, מרג'ורי סופרת אמריקאית

아고신, 마조리 1955-

アゴシン, マージョリー