No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement by Anca Vlasopolos

No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement

byAnca Vlasopolos

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2005

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In recounting her life's journey from Romania to the United States, Vlasopolos writes movingly of the peculiar attributes of displacement in the contemporary world. Vlasopolos renders a loving portrait of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor courageously raising a young girl alone after the death of her husband, a political dissident, and finally, details their years of limbo in Brussels and Paris and settlement in Detroit, Michigan.

Anca Vlasopolos is a poet and novelist. She is professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and director of the university's comparative literature program. She has published a critical study of Coleridge, Baudelaire, and Yeats, a mystery novel, and two chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
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Title:No Return Address: A Memoir of DisplacementFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231500440

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Table of Contents

1. Mouthfuls
2. Gatekeepers
3. Out of the Mouth
4. The Vocabulary of Faith
5. Mud Miracles
6. To Eat or Not to Eat
7. Bucharest
8. Contingencies
9. Telling Tales
10. Growing Boys
11. Paris
12. Brussels
13. Walls
14. Frankfurt Passage
15. Misplacing Detroit
16. Where All the Lights Were Bright
17. Variations on the Pastoral
18. Sub-Urban Skies
19. Endings, Continuities
20. Returns

Editorial Reviews

An exquisitely rendered memoir of one woman's fractured life journey--from her childhood in communist Romania to her coming-of-age in Western Europe and the United States

A beautifully written memoir, its stories and analyses woven seamlessly in prose that is both passionately and intellectually compelling.