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André Aciman's Essays on Elsewhere

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.

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Andre Aciman

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Comments [2]

Taher from Croton on Hudson

He lives in a labyrinth with the Minaotaur.

Jan. 16 2013 01:02 PM
sanych

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?

Jan. 16 2013 12:49 PM

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