June 8, 1997 |
The Caribbean Sea has turned into an ocean. Not because of global warming but because a flood of cariben~os from at least three language groups has inundated the literary scene: Kamau Brathwaite and Jamaica Kincaid (English); Edwidge Danticat and Maryse Conde (French); and Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez and Cristina Garcia (Spanish). These writers join an already powerful heritage that includes Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipaul, Claude McKay, Aime Cesaire, Alejo Carpentier, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Luis Rafael Sanchez, Jean Rhys, Wilson Harris and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
September 26, 1996
Sabina Zlatin, 89, who spirited Jewish children to Switzerland to escape the Nazis. A native of Warsaw, Sabina Schwast married a French farmer, Miron Zlatin, and became a French citizen. During World War II, she founded the Children's Home of Izieu and helped more than 100 Jewish children elude capture by Germans and escape over the Swiss border. But on April 6, 1944, Nazis seized seven teachers and 44 children as they were eating breakfast. Mrs.
December 6, 1993 |
In its fine new debut album "Santa Sabina" and in a soaring show last summer at the Coconut Teaszer, Santa Sabina proved effective both at its darkest and at its hardest. On Saturday at the Palace, however, the Mexico City-based group opted for its somber mood.
October 17, 1993 |
The epic romance of psychoanalysis is made up of numerous smaller romances, each inviting a variety of interpretations, quite enough to nourish the literary imagination for a long time to come. John Kerr's, "A Most Dangerous Method," is an engaging, beautifully written, account of the ill-fated alliance between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung that began in 1906 when the 50-year-old Freud named Jung, a 31-year-old psychiatrist at the Burgholzli clinic in Zurich, as heir to his psychoanalytic program.
October 28, 1990 |
In a 1989 show at New York's Charles Cowles Gallery, Sabina Ott began her series of encaustic (wax) paintings on the theme "Disappearance and Return" with a body of works examining narcissism and the absence of self. Now, returning to her hometown of Los Angeles with a show of the same title at Santa Monica's Pence Gallery, Ott fills that absence by using the metaphor of the rose as "the synthesis between the spiritual and material worlds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1987 |
Abraham Lenkawicki was raised by his grandmother in Warsaw, lived in Siberia for a year during World War II and went to Israel after the war. He moved to Brooklyn in 1972 and to California in 1976. Lenkawicki, 72, is semi-retired and a college student. He and his wife, Sabina, live in Burbank. I grew up in Warsaw in a Jewish family. I was orphaned at 10. My grandma raised me to be a good man. Old people were a big part of life in Europe. We've lost that here in the United States.
December 1, 1985 |
Maria Sabina, a Mazatec Indian shaman who gained worldwide fame as the "queen of hallucinogenic mushrooms," died at a hospital here Nov. 22. She was 97.