martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

The Last Jew (Review)

El Último Judío (The Last Jew) by Noah Gordon
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
This interesting novel transports the reader to the age of Isabel and Fernando, Queen and King of Spain. The Spanish Inquisition, with its fierce persecution of Jews, is a constant in the story.
Though the author warns us that this is a work mainly of fiction his style of writing and the passion with which he describes the personal plights of the Jewish Spaniards to either fee or convert turns the story into an almost non-fictional historical novel.
I read the Spanish translation, which was very good, even trying to keep some of the language patterns of the XIII century.
This is a novel that transcends languages, and anyone interested in transcultural studies.

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