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The Resource Ellis Island, Translated by Harry Mathews ; With an afterword by Monica de la Torre

Ellis Island, Translated by Harry Mathews ; With an afterword by Monica de la Torre

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Ellis Island
Title
Ellis Island
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Translated by Harry Mathews ; With an afterword by Monica de la Torre
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Georges Perec, employing prose meditations, lists, and inventories (of countries of origin, of what the immigrants carried), conjures up in Ellis Island the sixteen million people who, between 1890 and 1954, arrived as foreigners and stayed on to become Americans. Perec (who by the age of nine was an orphan: his father was killed by a German bullet; his mother perished in Auschwitz) is wide-awake to the elements of chance in immigration and survival: "To me Ellis Island is the ultimate place of exile. That is, the place where place is absent, the non-place, the nowhere... Ellis Island belongs to all those whom intolerance and poverty have driven and still drive from the land where they grew up." Ellis Island is a slender Perec masterwork, unique among his many singular works. The acclaimed poet and scholar Monica de la Torre contributes an afterword that keeps Perec's writing front and center while situating Ellis Island in the context of current fierce battles over immigration"--
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1936-1982
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Perec, Georges
Dewey number
304.8/73
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
JV6450
LC item number
.P4713 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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1930-2017
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Mathews, Harry
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  • Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • United States
  • United States
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Ellis Island, Translated by Harry Mathews ; With an afterword by Monica de la Torre
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2020042650
Edition
First New Directions edition.
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pages cm
Isbn
9780811229548
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2020042650
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Label
Ellis Island, Translated by Harry Mathews ; With an afterword by Monica de la Torre
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2020042650
Edition
First New Directions edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780811229548
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2020042650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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