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The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues

Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongue

"Intimate, entertaining and thoughtful. . . . It is impossible to do do justice to all of the outstanding essays in this volume." --
San Francisco Chronicle“Charming, moving and funny reflections on childhood, family, nationality, and ethnicity as well as language. . . . Genuinely transporting” --
The New York Sun “Eloquently explores the links between childhood and language.” —
Chicago Tribune"Provides readers not just with a peak inside the heads of these dazzling writers, but a trip to each of their homelands, from Russia to Italy to Chile."
--Condé
Nast Traveler“This delightful collection É vividly recounts the process that anyone who loves words goes through: the process of falling under the spell of language’s seemingly infinite potential.” --
Publishers Weekly “Intimate, entertaining and thoughtful É this volume provides fascinating insight into the way that grappling with language is a way people also grapple with life.” --
San Francisco Chronicle“This is a collection that should heighten anyone’s awareness of the potential and the limitation of the English language.” --
San Jose Mercury News“Ms. Lesser’s contemporary Conrads — writers who write in English though it’s not their first language — have delivered charming, moving and funny reflections on childhood, family, nationality, and ethnicity as well as language.” --
New York Sun“I laughed and cried over this collection of stories embracing the English language. {One of the 25 best books of 2004}.” -
-Seattle Times and Post- Intelligencer “A rich and surprising book brimming with love of culture and respect of language.” --
Tucson Citizen“Powerful for their brevity É the richness and the range of the collection make this a valuable anthology.” --
Kliatt (Massachusetts) “This collection of essays is fascinating.” –
Asheville (North Carolina)
Citizen-Times
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 241
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4000-3323-2
Verlag Vintage USA
Maße (L/B/H) 20,4/13,5/1,4 cm
Gewicht 195 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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