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The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir

The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir

Author Marjorie Perloff
Publisher New Directions
Publication Date 2004-05
Section Literary Crit & Biography
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780811215718

A fascinating memoir of refugee flight and survival, intellectual yet highly personal, by one America's eminent literary critics. The Vienna Paradox is Marjorie Perloff's memoir of growing up in pre-World War II Vienna, her escape to America in 1938 with her upper-middle-class, highly cultured, and largely assimilated Jewish family, and her self-transformation from the German-speaking Gabriele Mintz to the English-speaking Marjorie—who also happened to be the granddaughter of Richard Sch

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