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The Scrimshaw Violin

Jonathan Levi

‘Madeleine Gordon was not much of a Jew. She was a Starbuck, the daughter of whalers, pirates and other not-so-genteel Semitophobes of Nantucket’.

Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi is a co-founder of Granta and served as U.S. Editor from 1979-1987. He is the author of the novels A Guide for the Perplexed and the recent Septimania as well as many plays and operas, including The Scrimshaw Violin based on his short story originally published in Granta 60. He currently lives in Rome and co-directs the Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism in Cartagena, Colombia.

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