'Walking Since Daybreak' by Modris Ekstein
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This paper reviews and discusses the book 'Walking Since Daybreak' by Modris Ekstein. According to the paper, Ekstein bases his work on his own personal experience of World War II and the impact it had on his childhood. The paper explains how this work serves as a lesson in fragmentation and survival.
From the Paper:"Later on, Greita becomes corrupted and infiltrated with the foreign influence of her early life, always regretting her loss of money and status, yet unable to recapture it in her later, married existence to one of her own Latvian people. Eventually, as she dies, she must cut off her beautiful blonde hair that drew the German baron's attention. Thus Greita's story shows the complex interplay between cultures in a small nation that is colonized and dominated by a larger nation--or in the case of the Balkans, many larger nations. The smaller nation has its own integrity, yet learns from some of the culture of the larger nation, and is ultimately cast off and left to fend for itself in a tragic fashion in a way that it will always regret its lost, purer pre-invasion past, even if such liberation was so fleeting as to be nonexistent."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Eksteins, Modris. Walking Since Daybreak. New York: Mariner Books, 2000.
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'Walking Since Daybreak' by Modris Ekstein (2007, February 07) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/walking-since-daybreak-by-modris-ekstein-91900/
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