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Out of Egypt: A Memoir
Out of Egypt: A Memoir
by Andre Aciman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rich elegaic description of a vanished world, 8 Jun 2007
This review is from: Out of Egypt: A Memoir (Paperback)
Aciman's memoir starts with the shock of icy water. It's an elegaic description of a vanished world--that of the Jews of Alexandria. His descriptions of his deaf mother mix exasperations with stubborn fondess; his struggles with Arabic strike a chord too. It made me think of another vanished world in a memoir I recently read, that of Mangalorean Catholics in India, Wandering Between Two Worlds by Anita Mathias.


ALL THE STRANGE HOURS
ALL THE STRANGE HOURS
by Loren Eiseley
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Bursting with beauty and sadness, 8 Jun 2007
This review is from: ALL THE STRANGE HOURS (Paperback)
Loren's life is unusual with great achievement wrested from early failure and sadness. He brings great poetry to his descriptions of being an archeologist --and a man. Stylistically and structurally very interesting. One of the memoirs that are well worth reading. I can see his stylistic influence on a recent memoir I read, Wandering Between Two Worlds by Anita Mathias


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