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Sabina Berman - Author

About the Author

Sabina Berman lives in Mexico and is a highly acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. This is her first novel.

Featured books by Sabina Berman

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

Author: Sabina Berman Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

In the wake of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family tuna company. There, she discovers a wild child - a thing with no name, who turns out to be the autistic niece she never knew she had. So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being - a human being named Karen. To start, she tries to get her to say her first word: 'Me'. And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'. It is a voyage of discovery that will take her to the bottom of the ocean, and into the heart of the world.

Other books by Sabina Berman

La noia que es va capbussar endins el cor del mon

La noia que es va capbussar endins el cor del mon

Author: Sabina Berman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2016

Com veuries el mon si tinguessis unes capacitats mentals generals d'una noia de 7 anys pero alhora tinguessis una memoria privilegiada i una comprensio i organitzacio espacial catalogada de geni. Com entendries la vida si el teu cervell no et permetes entendre els eufemismes, les metafores, si les teves connexions neurologiques no et permetessin mentir ni tenir fantasies, en definitiva... Com entendries la vida vivint en un pragmatisme absolut pero amb un alt grau de simplicitat i lucidesa. Aquesta noia es diu Karen i s la protagonista i alhora narradora d'aquesta fantstica obra. Tot comena a Mazatln, poble costaner del Pacfic mexic. La tieta de la Karen, arribada d'Estats Units per heretar l'empresa familiar, Atunes Consuelo, es troba la Karen, la seva neboda, una nena totalment desvalguda i deixada a la m de Du. Les limitacions mentals i la incapacitat bvia de la Karen per comunicar-se o interactuar amb altre gent fa que la seva tieta Isabelle es dediqui d'inici i amb totes les seves forces i mitjans a "e;civilitzar"e; la noia. Aquest procs s'inicia a casa seva on la tieta ensenya a parlar a la Karen, a escriure i adquirir conceptes generals. Desprs d'un perode a una escola "e;especial"e;, la Karen comena una capacitaci a l'empresa familiar de tonyina que far canviar la seva vida.

Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman

Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman

Author: Sabina Berman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2014

BETWEEN PANCHO VILLA AND A NAKED WOMAN is a rollicking feminist farce by acclaimed Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. A witty, devilish battle of the sexes comedy that plays fast and loose with gender expectations. In an English-language translation by Shelley Tepperman.

Democracia cultural

Democracia cultural

Author: Sabina Berman, Lucina Jimenez Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2014

Por que en nuestro pais, tan rico en producciones culturales de toda indole, solo las que se hacen para los medios masivos llegan a las mayorias mientras que las otras solo a unos cuantos? Esta pregunta propicia una reflexion que oscila entre lo publico y lo privado, lo local y lo global, y deriva en la propuesta de una nueva articulacion de los territorios culturales que permita que sean vasos comunicantes y no espacios aislados.

La bobe

La bobe

Author: Sabina Berman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2014

Novela que narra la historia de una nina y su aprendizaje de la sutileza enigmatica del mundo gracias a su relacion con la abuela. Escrito con una prosa emotiva y no exenta de jubiloso desenfado, este relato se convierte en una revelacion limpida y profunda: la transmision entre generaciones de la capacidad de comprender el mundo como un sitio a la vez privilegiado y cruel, y esto solo gracias a la sabiduria de quienes han vivido antes que nosotros sobre la tierra.

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World

Author: Sabina Berman Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

In the wake of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family tuna company. There, she discovers a wild child - a thing with no name, who turns out to be the autistic niece she never knew she had. So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being - a human being named Karen. To start, she tries to get her to say her first word: 'Me'. And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'. It is a voyage of discovery that will take her to the bottom of the ocean, and into the heart of the world.

Puro teatro

Puro teatro

Author: Sabina Berman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2011

Muestra de casi veinticinco anos de produccion, este libro incluye once obras teatrales que lo mismo abordan temas de pareja, historias infantiles o parabolas politicas que la vida de los dentistas o el judaismo perseguido por la Inquisicion en Mexico. Cada una de ellas, escrita con gran sentido del humor y gusto por el habla cotidiana, esta animada por un fino mecanismo dramatico lleno de recursos y sorpresas, que ha sabido reunir el aplauso del publico y el de la critica.

Die Frau, die ins Innerste der Welt tauchte

Die Frau, die ins Innerste der Welt tauchte

Author: Sabina Berman Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2011

Eine der erfolgreichsten literarischen Stimmen Mexikos zeigt uns die Welt noch einmal neu."e;Ich wei, dass mein Geist langsam ist, zumindest verglichen mit dem der Standardmenschen."e; Dies sagt Karen, eine junge Mexikanerin. Zu Beginn des Romans ein verwahrlostes autistisches Madchen, lernt sie in der Obhut ihrer Tante, "e;ich"e; zu sagen und "e;ich"e; zu werden. Das Meer und die grovaterliche Thunfischfabrik werden ihre liebsten Orte, Wesen mit Kiemen sind ihr naher als "e;Standardmenschen"e;. Dabei hat sie letzteren viel zu geben, Ideen, Engagement, sogar Profit. Aber eines Tages steht alles auf dem Spiel, und auch die letzte Verbindung scheint gekappt wie ein Sauerstoffschlauch.Sabina Berman ist ein umwerfender, uberraschender, wilder Roman gelungen. Mit Karen gehen wir auf Tauchgang und stellen fest: Der Mensch ist es nicht, der die Welt im Innersten zusammenhalt.

The Theatre of Sabina Berman The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays

The Theatre of Sabina Berman The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays

Author: Sabina Berman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2002

The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays introduces and makes accessible to an English-speaking audience the work of the contemporary Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. The book contains translations of the four plays that established Berman's career: The Agony of Ecstasy, Yankee, Puzzle, and Heresy. An introduction by Adam Versenyi provides a critical assessment of each play, a discussion of the specific problems of translation involved, and placement of Berman's work in the large Mexican and Latin American context. It is evident that Sabina Berman's theatrical acumen matches the depth of her dramatic design whether it is the sheer variety of techniques from song to staged tableau that appear in The Agony of Ecstasy; the physicalization of what it means to be interrogated and to interrogate in Yankee; the final enigmatic image of a soldier alone on stage, silently aiming his firearm at an undefined threat that potentially emanates from the audience in Puzzle; or the manner in which the family narrates its own heretical actions in Heresy. It is the combination of theatrical technique with universal themes of self-definition that cuts across cultures and ultimately makes these plays translatable.

The Theatre of Sabina Berman The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays

The Theatre of Sabina Berman The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays

Author: Sabina Berman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2002

The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays introduces and makes accessible to an English-speaking audience the work of the contemporary Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. The book contains translations of the four plays that established Berman's career: The Agony of Ecstasy, Yankee, Puzzle, and Heresy. An introduction by Adam Versenyi provides a critical assessment of each play, a discussion of the specific problems of translation involved, and placement of Berman's work in the large Mexican and Latin American context. It is evident that Sabina Berman's theatrical acumen matches the depth of her dramatic design whether it is the sheer variety of techniques from song to staged tableau that appear in The Agony of Ecstasy; the physicalization of what it means to be interrogated and to interrogate in Yankee; the final enigmatic image of a soldier alone on stage, silently aiming his firearm at an undefined threat that potentially emanates from the audience in Puzzle; or the manner in which the family narrates its own heretical actions in Heresy. It is the combination of theatrical technique with universal themes of self-definition that cuts across cultures and ultimately makes these plays translatable.

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