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Total Immersion

Goodman, Allegra

ISBN 10: 0060159987 / ISBN 13: 9780060159986
Edité par Harper & Row, 1989
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of KAATERSKILL FALLS, a short story collection which mixes the contemporary Jewish world with her favorite milieu of Honolulu. Fine/Fine. Signed by Goodman on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72189

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Titre : Total Immersion

Éditeur : Harper & Row

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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From Publishers Weekly:

This exhilarating collection of 11 short stories marks the debut of a precocious 21-year-old Radcliffe College student. Most of Goodman's characters are observant Jews living in a believably rendered Oxford, England or Honolulu, Hawaii. While committed to fixed principles, these people must adapt to a shifting, alien and seductive world. Without ridicule, Goodman satirizes characters whose predicaments she, and most readers, share. In one story, a brilliant scholar must return to her roots not because she suddenly perceives the value of her culture but because her parents squander her tuition on a sister's wedding. In others, by turns grim and hilarious, reality and ideas clash in timeless fashion. But there is hope: "Improvement counts . . . you can all redeem yourself on the final," says French professor Sandra Lefkowitz in the title story; like her students, she is trying to find her place in an alien college community. Yet Goodman does not hinge her narratives on a single epiphany. She has an insight into human nature well beyond her chronological years, and, as evidenced here, a concise but resonant writing style that more mature writers might strive to emulate.
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