Lost in Translation

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A marvelously thoughtful book . . . It is not just about emigrants and refuges. It is about us all. The New York Times

When her parents brought her from the war-ravaged, faded elegance of her native Cracow in 1959 to settle in well-manicured, suburban Vancouver, Eva Hoffman was thirteen years old. Entering into adolescence, she endured the painful pull of nostalgia and struggled to express herself in a strange unyielding new language.
Her spiritual and intellectual odyssey continued in college and led her ultimately to New York s literary world yet still she felt caught between two languages, two cultures. But her perspective also made her a keen observer of an America in the flux of change.
A classically American chronicle of upward mobility and assimilation. Lost in Translation is also an incisive meditation on coming to terms with one s own uniqueness, on learning how deeply culture affects the mind and body, and finally, on what it means to accomplish a translation of one s self.
Hoffman raises one provocative question after another about the relationship between language and culture . . . and about the emotional cost of re-creating oneself. Newsday
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In 1959 13-year-old Eva Hoffman left her home in Cracow, Poland for a new life in America. This personal memoir evokes with deep feeling the sense of uprootendess and exile created by this disruption, something which has been the experience of tens of thousands of people this century.

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[( By Hoffman, Eva( Author )Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language Paperback Mar- 01-1990 )]

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