cover of Philosophy and Other Fables
Distinguished professor and author Isaac Goldemberg has published a new collection of micro-short stories, Philosophy and Other Fables.
The collection of fables are templates whose meaning can be applied to many situations in history and in contemporary worldly events—they shift with the meaning attributed to them. There is a sly humor, which can surprise or puzzle the reader. Goldemberg does not tell animal stories, nor are the morals to his stories crystal clear.
In the introduction, Chilean poet Raúl Zurita writes that this book is: “an unusual work in Peruvian literature. In it Isaac Goldemberg reaches a new dimension, a tone, (that is, a divesting, a distance, an irony) that turn this book into one of the most challenging and brilliant achievements of today’s literature.”
Presently, Goldemberg is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, where he is also director of the Latin American Writers Institute and the Editor of “Hostos Review.”

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.