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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
André Aciman talks about his new book of essays, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere, about time, place, identity, art, and the power of memory.
He lives in a labyrinth with the Minaotaur.
Mr. Aciman talks about confusion regarding his identity.
Wikipedia mentions that his family was Jewish of Turkish and Italian origin.
Does not this heritage define him as a Jew? He was born in Egypt but had to leave - like many other Jews. Does not this vulnerability define him as a Jew?
Does he himself understand that from many points of views he is a Jew?
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