Yesterday's Self: Nostalgia and the Immigrant Identity

Yesterday's Self

Nostalgia and the Immigrant Identity

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ISBN10: 0742513610 ISBN13: 9780742513617 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc Published: Aug 1 2002 Pages: 184 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Ritivoi (English and rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon U.) considers how nostalgia both helps and hinders an immigrant's adjustment to a new culture. She examines the memoirs of two eastern European writers (Vera Calin and Eva Hoffman) who came to the U.S. during the Cold War. Both of these writers struggled with the problem of preserving identity in the face of a changing environment. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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