The Centaur in the Garden
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Sun, Jan. 31 2010 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Centaur in the Garden by Moacyr Scliar
Facilitated by Lauren Gerstmann
"Scliar is a world-class fabulist with a solid and distinguished oeuvre awaiting discovery by a larger audience. I’ve seen The Centaur in the Garden compared to works by Franz Kafka, Nikolai Gogol, Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler, and even John Updike. At its center is Guedali Tartakowsky, a Jewish centaur born into a family of Russian immigrants in Rio Grande do Sul. Scliar pushes the tragic destiny of Tartakowsky through an infusion of comedy. Its style is vintage Scliar: crisp, speedy, cinematic, succinct."
Jewish, centaur, Russian
Scliar, Maocyr, "The Centaur in the Garden" (2010). Jewish Studies Sunday Book & Discussion Group. 17.