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The Moldavian Pimp By Edgardo Cozarinsky Alberto Manguel The Moldavian Pimp In a bar in the Buenos Aires suburb of Villa Crespo a narrator recalls his encounters with an old man of Lithuanian descent Samuel Warschauer whom he came to know shortly before the man died Among h
  • Title: The Moldavian Pimp
  • Author: Edgardo Cozarinsky Alberto Manguel
  • ISBN: 9781843432340
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Moldavian Pimp By Edgardo Cozarinsky Alberto Manguel In a bar in the Buenos Aires suburb of Villa Crespo a narrator recalls his encounters with an old man of Lithuanian descent, Samuel Warschauer, whom he came to know shortly before the man died Among his papers, the narrator found the script of a curious play entitled The Moldavian Pimp, performed in Yiddish in the poor, Jewish area of the city in 1927 and 1928 TheIn a bar in the Buenos Aires suburb of Villa Crespo a narrator recalls his encounters with an old man of Lithuanian descent, Samuel Warschauer, whom he came to know shortly before the man died Among his papers, the narrator found the script of a curious play entitled The Moldavian Pimp, performed in Yiddish in the poor, Jewish area of the city in 1927 and 1928 The play concerned young Jewish girls from the Ukraine recruited by Jewish pimps to go to Argentina on the promises of freedom and a new life, only to find themselves sold into prostitution Set in the Argentine capital and Paris, and ranging in time from the 1920s to the present day, Edgardo Cozarinsky s beautiful and moving novel about Jewish immigrants may be among the few records of an extraordinary and little known twilight society.
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    1. Edgardo Cozarinsky Alberto Manguel

      His family name goes back to his great grandparents, Jewish immigrants from Kiev and Odessa at the end of the 19th century, his first name tells of his mother s infatuation with Edgar Allan Poe.After an adolescence mostly spent in neighbourhood cinemas showing double bills of old Hollywood films and reading an inordinate amount of fiction in Spanish, English and French favourite authors Stevenson, Conrad, some Henry James , he studied literature at Buenos Aires university, wrote for local and Spanish cinephile magazines and published an early essay on James which developed out of graduation work El laberinto de la apariencia The Labyrinth of Appearance, 1964 , a book he later suppressed He was barely twenty when he became acquainted with Borges, Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo, all writers of prestige whom he saw frequently during his years in Buenos Aires In 1973 he won a literary prize with an essay on gossip as narrative device in James and Proust In 1974 he published Borges y el cine, a book enlarged in every reprint Spain, 1978 and 2002, and translations which he also does not want reprinted now.After a first nine month stay in Europe and a visit to New York between September 1966 and June 1967, he returned to Buenos Aires with the desire and the decision to leave behind his life as a literary idler After dabbling in journalism, in the culture section of the weeklies Primera Plana and Panorama, he made a first film, an underground feature shot on weekends throughout a year, knowing that it could not pass the local censorship of the period It was nevertheless screened at festivals throughout Europe and the United States Its title was already a challenge Puntos suspensivos Dot Dot Dot.In 1974, in the turmoil of political agitation and imminent repression, he left Buenos Aires for Paris There he embarked into filmmaking that falls roughly into two categories fiction films and essays , mixing documentary material with a personal, even private reflexion on the issues raised by the material The most distinguished of these is La Guerre d un seul homme One Man s War, 1981 , a confrontation between Ernst J nger wartime diaries and the French newsreels of the occupation period At a time when the arts departments of several European television networks were willing to support such ventures, Cozarinsky was able to develop this approach in a series of very original works.During the rest of the seventies and the eighties his literary career was mostly dormant But his only published work of the period became an instant cult book Vud urbano Urban voodoo, 1985 , a mixture of fiction and essay not unlike his film work, with prologues by Susan Sontag and the Cuyban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante.In the same year, after the end of the military regime in Argentina, he visited briefly to Buenos Aires Three years later, he made a film in Argentina, in the far South, a Southern Guerreros y cautivas Warriors and Captive Women From that date on he started visiting his native country and often, occasionally shooting there material for his European essays His most adventurous later films were Rothschild s Violin and Ghosts of Tangier, both made between 1995 and 1996.In 1999, he spent a month in a Paris hospital for a backbone infection, a period during which a cancer was diagnosed In his own words, he felt the ringing of a bell telling to stop wasting his time I always wanted to be a writer, and had not dared publish, even finish what I started It was in hospital that he wrote the first two stories in his prize winning book La novia de Odessa The Bride from Odessa From that date on, his film work became sparse and he started publishing all the books I had not put on paper , fiction mostly but also essays and chronicles He became immediately established as a writer to reckon with in the Spanish language, and was translated into English, French, German and several o

    365 Comments

    1. Excelente novela de Edgardo Cozarinsky El relato se centra en una especie de arqueolog a ficcional en primera persona de una pieza de teatro idish perdida en m ltiples tiempos y lugares Sobresale el tono de la narraci n que baja hasta niveles profundos de una extra a melancol a luminosa No se trata s lo de tristeza como estado de nimo, sino de un dolor ontol gico, abstracto, que se asoma en cada episodio, en cada personaje, en cada superficie de lo concreto Me gust mucho esa tensi n extrema entr [...]


    2. A sort of postmodern novel based on the immigrant white slavery trade, the birth of tango, and Yiddish theater in Buenos Aires during the first half of the 20th century Enlightening, entertaining, and based on very good historical research.


    3. Conoc a a Cozarinsky por una obra cinematogr fica de documentales extraordinarios y ficciones bastante deficientes En el caso de su narrativa, detalles que resultan geniales se conjugan con otros que tienden a la irritaci n Principalmente a una cierta tendencia a forzar la circularidad de los hechos, a justificar que esa historia perdida vale la pena rescatarla porque pasa algo similar en otra ciudad del mundo, muchos a os despu s No obstante, este cuento largo resulta m s que disfrutable por su [...]


    4. The play of memory and confabulation, time past coming into the present, make the narrative uncertain for both narrator and reader But this only adds to the charm of the book.



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