Book Reviews of Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language

Lost in Translation:  A Life in a New Language
Lost in Translation A Life in a New Language
Author: Eva Hoffman
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ISBN-13: 9780140127737
ISBN-10: 0140127739
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent immigrant memoir of Jewish girl born in Krakow shortly after the end of WW2, while her parents were in hiding. At the age of 10, Eva, a promising young pianist, is uprooted to Vancouver where she struggles to find her voice in society. Interesting observations on European Jewish culture, life in Krakow during communism, and Canadian/American intellectual life.
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Brilliant in her ability to recall and reflect on such important moments in her past. One of the best books I've read on the immigrant experience.
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We tend to forget how hard it was for immigrant families to relocate when they had to leave behind all that was familiar and go to a new country where they didn't even speak the language. This is a superb memoir about leaving Poland and trying to begin again.
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I wish I could have gotten into this book but I simply could not do it.