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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Lost In Translation

A Life in a New Language




'It is one of those books, like the very best of travel writing, that hits a newly discovered nerve and takes a few steps further towards civilising the planet' - Guardian

In 1959 13-year-old Eva Hoffman left her home in Cracow, Poland for a new life in America. This 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.

Her autobiography is profoundly personal but also tells one of the most universal and important narratives of twentieth century history: the story of Jewish post-war experience and the tragedies and discoveries born of cultural displacement.

  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Eva Hoffman

Eva Hoffman was born in Cracow, Poland, and emigrated in her teens to America. The recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award and an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she currently lives in London.

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Praise for Lost In Translation

A deep and lovely book. The author manages to capture the very essence of exile experience, in beautifully human terms against a background of keen and searching intellect. This is how tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people felt in this century. Eva Hoffman speaks movingly for all of them

Josef Skvorecky, author of The Engineer of Human Souls

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