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Richard Zimler

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Richard Zimler was born in Roslyn Heights, a suburb of New York, in 1956. After earning a bachelor's degree in comparative religion from Duke University (1977) and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University (1982), he worked for eight years as a journalist, mainly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1990, he moved to Porto, Portugal, where he taught journalism for sixteen years, first at the College of Journalism and later at the University of Porto. In 2017, the city of Porto awarded Zimler its highest distinction, the Medal of Honor. At the ceremony, Porto's mayor described the novelist as "A citizen of Porto who was born far away, who makes the city greater and grander... Zimler projects Porto out into the world and brings th ...more

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“God comes to each of us in the form we can best perceive Him. To you, just now, He was a heron. To someone else, He might come as a flower or even a breeze.”
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“Bruheem kol dumuyay eloha! Blessed are all God's self-portraits.”
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“We owe uniqueness to our dead at the very least”
Richard Zimler, The Warsaw Anagrams

“Blessed are all of God's self-portraits.”
Richard Zimler, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

“Se descermos até à cave, se descermos até às profundezas, encontramos velhos amigos de quem nos esquecemos, que nos abraçam. Por uns breves momentos tudo é como deveria ter sido.”
Richard Zimler, Os Dez Espelhos de Benjamin Zarco

“A history made of 'ifs' - such is the life of mortal men" The Gospel According to Lzarus”
Richard Zimler, The Gospel According to Lazarus

“I squat on my heels by his side and move my palm over him - a finger's-width distant - so that I might feel my ache of longing for him as a deep and essential part of me before I let it go”
Richard Zimler, The Gospel According to Lazarus




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