Internationally acclaimed as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, and editor, Alberto Manguel is the author of several award-winning books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading.He was born in Buenos Aires, became a Canadian citizen in 1982, and now lives in France.

The Return of the Mummy

A few years ago, I took my mother to see the musical Evita. My father had been Perón’s ambassador to Israel, and my mother considered herself, if not a friend, than at least a more-than-passing acquaintance of Evita Perón. . . .
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