Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

A Life in A New Language

Book - 1989 | 1st ed.
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This remarkable book is Eva Hoffman's personal story of her experiences as an emigre who loses and remakes her identity in a new land and translates her sense of self into a new culture and a different language.
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, c1989.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525246015
Branch Call Number: 921 H6996
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 24 cm.


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This is a fascinating concept but once young Eva leaves Poland there is not much 'story' and the book reads more like someone's journal of observations of Canada and USA society as well as her own adaptation and maturation.
Hoffman has an astounding command of English and I continued to read just to indulge in her literary style. But less introspection and more narrative would have made this book available for a wider audience.

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