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"Lost in Translation" - A Universal Story
Review of Eva Hoffman's novel, "Lost in Translation."
# 139661 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Holocaust Studies (General)


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This paper reviews the autobiographical novel "Lost in Translation", in which author Eva Hoffman tells the story of an emigrant (herself), who paradoxically was actually found in translation. The paper further describes Hoffman as almost lost, before she found herself, partly through the process of writing this book. The paper also notes the universal elements of transitioning from her native Polish to the initially alien world of English when her family took the 12-year-old girl to Canada.

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"In the autobiographical novel Lost in Translation, Eva Hoffman tells the story of an emigrant (herself), who paradoxically was actually found in translation - although certainly she was almost lost, before she found herself, partly by the process of writing this book. In the process of transitioning from her native Polish to the initially alien world of English when her family took the 12-year-old girl to Canada, the young Hoffman initially lost herself in the translation. However, it seems that by taking ownership of the situation by writing about it, she has found herself again. In this essay, a passage of the book is reflected upon: a..."

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