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No Return Address : A Memoir of Displacement / Anca Vlasopolos.

Author/Creator:
Vlasopolos, Anca, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2000]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 14 halftones
Subjects:
Jewish families - Romania.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
No Return Address is a vivid memoir of a life in exile and a poignant meditation on pleasure and loss, repression and transgression, and the complexities of love under harsh human conditions. In recounting her life's journey from Romania to Paris and Brussels, then on to the United States, Anca Vlasopolos writes movingly of the peculiar attributes of displacement in the contemporary world-the hyphenated, ambiguous identities; the purgatory in which immigrants await transfer to another country; the mysterious nostalgia for places and events dimly recalled. Throughout, she describes the constant search for a place to truly call home.Vlasopolos renders a clear and loving portrait of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor courageously raising a young girl by herself after the death of her husband, a political dissident. She details their years of limbo in Brussels and Paris and of settlement in Detroit, Michigan, as well as her ultimate decision to identify the United States as home, inspired by the strong multicultural quality that allows so many others to do the same.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
ONE: Mouthfuls
TWO: Gatekeepers
THREE: Out of the Mouth
FOUR: The Vocabulary of Faith
FIVE: Mud Miracles
SIX: To Eat or Not to Eat
SEVEN: Bucharest
EIGHT: Contingencies
NINE: Telling Tales
TEN: Growing Boys
ELEVEN: Paris
TWELVE: Brussels
THIRTEEN: Walls
FOURTEEN: Frankfurt Passage
FIFTEEN: Misplacing Detroit
SIXTEEN: Where All the Lights Were Bright
SEVENTEEN: Variations on the Pastoral
EIGHTEEN: Sub-Urban Skies
NINETEEN: Endings, Continuities
TWENTY: Returns
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780231500449
OCLC:
51534277
Publisher Number:
10.7312/vlas12130 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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