Description:New York. 1999. New Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket....New York. 1999. New Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 140 pages. hardcover. 1565845048. Jacket design by Hall Smyth, BAD. Includes Original Essays From: Andre Aciman, Eva Hoffman, Bharati Mukherjee, Edward Said, & Charles Simic. keywords: Exile Language Anthology. inventory # 26638. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Andre Aciman traces his migration from his home in Egypt to Italy, France, and the United States and compares his own transience with the unrootedness of many moderns. Eva Hoffman examines the crucial role of language and what happens when your first is lost. Returning to the political themes of his earlier work, Edward Said offers a personal exploration of his conflicting allegiances. Novelist Bharati Mukherjee analyzes her own struggle with assimilation. Finally, Charles Simic remembers the comedy of bureaucracy he experienced as a sixteen-year-old ‘displaced person' in Paris after the war, and his thwarted attempts at ‘fitting in' in America.
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