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Distant Fathers

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 180 Nombre de pages
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Marina Jarre was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1925, and lived in Italy from 1935 until her death at the age of 90 in 2016. Cultural i... Lire la suite
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Marina Jarre was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1925, and lived in Italy from 1935 until her death at the age of 90 in 2016. Cultural identity, personal character, psychology, and autobiographical themes are central elements of her novels and stories.



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This singular autobiography unfurls from author Marina Jarre's native Latvia during the 1920s and 30s, and expands southward to the Italian countryside. In distinctive writing as poetic as it is precise, Jarre depicts an exceptionally multinational and complicated family: her elusive, handsome father-a Jew who perished in the Holocaust; her severe, cultured mother-an Italian Lutheran who translated Russian literature; and her sister and Latvian grandparents. Jarre tells of her passage from childhood to adolescence, first as a linguistic minority in a Baltic nation and then in traumatic exile to Italy after her parents' divorce. Jarre lives with her maternal grandparents, French-speaking Waldensian Protestants in the Alpine valleys southwest of Turin, where she finds fascist Italy a problematic home for a Riga-born Jew. This memoir-likened to Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov or Annie Ernaux's The Years and now translated into English for the first time-probes questions of time, language, womanhood, belonging and estrangement, while asking what homeland can be for those who have none, or many more than one.

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Titre: Distant Fathers
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Code EAN: 9781939931948
ISBN: 978-1-939931-94-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: New Vessel Press
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 180
Année: 2021