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Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language

By: Eva Hoffman
Published: ©1989
Pages: 280
Total Copies: 25
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Cultural, Jewish

Description: 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.