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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wider world, does not want to be led, forever, out of Egypt.

About the Author

André Aciman is the author of False Papers and Call Me by Your Name. He teaches comparative literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center and lives in Manhattan with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374228330
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Aciman, Andre
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Alexandria (Egypt) Genealogy.
Subject:
Alexandria
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
93/23
Publication Date:
20070123
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.63 x 0.975 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Africa » Egypt
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