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Lost in America: A Journey with My Father

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Publisher Comments:

A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland’s Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death.

In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep.

Synopsis:

The author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die offers a poignant account of his father's life, from the turn-of-the-century arrival of a young immigrant from Russia to his struggle to succeed in the face of poverty, tragedy, and illness, and candidly explores the ways in which his father's life influenced his own. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter. He is clinical professor of surgery at Yale, where he also teaches bioethics and medical history. In addition to his numerous articles for medical publications, he has written for The New Yorker, The New Republic, the New York Times, Time, and the New York Review of Books. He writes a regular column for The American Scholar entitled “The Uncertain Art.” Dr. Nuland and his family live in Connecticut.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307426697
Subtitle:
A Journey with My Father
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Sherwin B. Nuland
Author:
Sherwin Nuland
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Social Science : Jewish Studies
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Father and child
Subject:
Bronx (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Judaism-Jews in America
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
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"Synopsis" by , The author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die offers a poignant account of his father's life, from the turn-of-the-century arrival of a young immigrant from Russia to his struggle to succeed in the face of poverty, tragedy, and illness, and candidly explores the ways in which his father's life influenced his own. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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