FEIERSTEIN, RICARDO (1942– ), Argentinian writer. Feierstein was born in Buenos Aires. In his youth he joined Zionist and socialist movements; later he lived for some years on a kibbutz. His literary writings, his achievements as editor of the journal Raíces and director of the Milá and Acervo Cultural publishing houses, and his contributions to periodicals reflect his continuous involvement with Jewish cultural life in Argentina. In his writing, Feierstein seeks to close the gap between ideologically oriented and aesthetic literature. His poetry, narratives, and essays seek to build a harmonious individual identity as an Argentinian, a Jew, and a socialist, and the successes and failures of such attempts lie at the core of his writing. His poem "Nosotros, la generación del desierto" ("We, the Generation of the Wilderness," 1984, tr. 1989) speaks for a whole generation that lives between historical events and conflicting trends, unable to establish its own ground. The trilogy of novels Sinfonía inocente exposes the unrealized coming-of-age of an Argentinian Jew from adolescence (Entre la izquierda y la pared, 1983), to his kibbutz experience (El caramelo descompuesto, 1979), to his search for reintegration in a politically shattered Argentina (Escala uno en cincuenta. 1984). In Mestizo (1988; tr. 2000), a murder mystery frames the search for a fullly realized Argentinian-Jewish identity, while his later novel, La logia del umbral (2002), exposes the painful collective failure of such a project (especially in the shadow of the amia terrorist bombing in 1994). His views of Argentinian Jewry and their existential experience as a dynamic cultural mestizaje (a term meaning racial but also cultural mix in Latin America) are discussed in his books Judaísmo 2000 (1988) and Contraexilio y mestizaje: Ser judío en la Argentina (1990). He also edited Historia de los judíos argentinos (1993); Cuentos judíos latinoamericanos (1989); Cien años de narrativa judeo-argentina 1889 – 1989 (1990). His poems and stories have been translated into English, French, German, and Hebrew. Feierstein was visiting lecturer at American and German universities, and received awards in Argentina and Mexico.
R. DiAntonio and N. Glickman, Traditionand Innovation: Reflections on Latin American Jewish Writing (1993); R. Gardiol, The Silver Candelabra and Other Stories – A Century of Jewish Argentine Literature (1997); N. Lindstrom, Jewish Issues inArgentine Literature (1989); D.B. Lockhart, Jewish Writers of LatinAmerica. A Dictionary (1997); L. Senkman, La identidad judía en la literatura argentina (1983); S.A. Sadow and J. Kates, We, the Generation in the Wilderness (1989).
[Florinda Goldberg (2nd ed.)]
"Feierstein, Ricardo." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/feierstein-ricardo
"Feierstein, Ricardo." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved October 18, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/feierstein-ricardo
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.