Exit into history: a journey through the new Eastern Europe

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Viking, 1993 - Political Science - 410 pages
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In this intimate narrative journey, Hoffman returns to her Polish homeland and five other countries--Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, and the two nations of former Czechoslovakia. Illuminates the region's complex politics and captures the texture of everyday life in a world of flux.

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EXIT INTO HISTORY: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe

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In a superb successor to her impressive personal memoir, Lost in Translation (1988), Hoffman chronicles two trips taken a year apart to de-Sovietized East Europe—touring her native Poland, as well as ... Read full review

Exit into history: a journey through the new Eastern Europe

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Hoffman, who emigrated from Poland to Canada when she was 13--an experience she recounted in her memoir, Lost in Translation ( LJ 1/89)--returned to her homeland in 1989 to witness "history in the ... Read full review


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Eva Hoffman was born in Krakow, Poland and eventually emigrated to Canda with her family. She received a Ph. D. from Harvard University. She taught literature and was the editor of the New York Times Book Review. Hoffman is the author of such books as Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989) and Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews (1997).

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