The promised land

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Arno Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
MY father and mother could tell me much more that I have forgotten, or that I never was aware of; but I want to reconstruct my childhood from those broken recollections only which, recurring to me in after years, filled me with the pain and wonder of remembrance. I want to string together those glimpses of my earliest days that dangle in my mind, like little lanterns in the crooked alleys of the past, and show me an elusive little figure that is myself, and yet so much a stranger to me, that I often ask, Can this be I?

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We get it, you were precocious and lucky. And grew up to be earnest. Mary Antin's memoir about early childhood in a Russian Jewish community, emigrating to Boston (?) with her family, and the process ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful and complicated story of Antin's childhood as she lives first in Russia and then in America. It is a picture of immigration, the search for what is the American dream however it is ... Read full review


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