by Joshua Ellison · 03/01/11
A unique voice in Jewish literature passed away this weekend. The Brazilian writer Moaycr Scliar was a writer and physician. His novel The Centaur in the Garden was widely praised and included among the 100 Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature by The National Yiddish Book Center. According to a New York Times review:
This novel by the Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar is reminiscent of the Chagall paintings in which the scenes of everyday Jewish life are tenderly and oddly transmuted into fantasy.