The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America 

Edited by Marjorie Agosín


Second edition

This new edition of The House of Memory: Stories by Jewish Women Writers of Latin America revisits the meaning of heritage and home, exploring the experience of losing the familiar to embrace the unknown. While often painful in its examination of antisemitism, this collection of essays embraces the belief that hope and love can triumph over adversity and racism.

This collection contains over thirty stories from internationally acclaimed writers, such as Clarice Lispector and Margo Glantz, as well as new voices, with some appearing for the first time in English translations.

Although many of the stories are rooted in the Jewish experience and tradition, there is a universal resonance that transcends place, race, gender and religion to speak of matters that are still ever-present to all of us.

Marjorie Agosín is a poet, essayist, critic and international activist. Raised in Chile, her family moved to the USA to live in exile rather than under Pinochet’s dictatorship. She is the author of many works, as well as editing several collections of Latin American poetry and prose. She is the winner of the Letras de Oro Prize and the Latino Literature Prize, and is chair of the Spanish department at Wellesley College, USA.

Elizabeth Rosa Horan, a former Fulbright scholar, is an essayist, translator and associate professor of English and director of comparative studies in literature at Arizona State University, USA.

Alison Ridley is a professor of Spanish at Hollins University, USA. Her scholarly interests include the Spanish playwright Antonio Buero Vallejo, the literature of the Golden Age, and Latin American literature. She is also a translator. 


234mm × 156mm; 306 pages


Paperback 978-1-910146-73-6


Hardback 978-1-910146-74-3


Ebooks also available


Publication: anticipated July 2022.

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