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Other People’s Houses [electronic resource]
Other People’s Houses [electronic resource]
Segal, Lore2018
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Among them was ten year old Lore Segal. For the next seven years, she lived as a refugee in other people’s houses, moving from the Orthodox Levines in Liverpool, to the staunchly working class Hoopers, to the genteel Miss Douglas and her sister in Guildford. Few understood the terrors she had fled, or the crushing responsibility of trying to help her parents gain a visa. Amazingly she succeeds and two years later her parents arrive; their visa allows them to work as domestic servants – a humiliation for which they must be grateful. In Other People’s Houses Segal evokes with deep compassion, clarity and calm the experience of a child uprooted from a loving home to become stranded among strangers.First published in serial form in The New Yorker in the early 1950s, and as an autobiographical novel in 1958.“A brilliant novel in the form of a memoir”New York Times“Immensely impressive”The New RepublicFirst published in 1958, this is a new edition with an afterword – philosophically astute and beautifully written – by Lore Segal in 2018
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[Place of publication not identified] : Sort Of, 2018
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781908745767
Language:
English
BRN:
2722536
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