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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 Nulands 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.

About the Author

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of How We Die: Reflections on Lifes 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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ISBN:
9780375727221
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Sherwin Nuland
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Father and child
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Bronx (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.96x5.18x.63 in. .51 lbs.

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