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In America Summary
Susan Sontag

Everything you need to understand or teach In America by Susan Sontag.

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In America Summary

Plot Summary

A group of artistic and intellectual Poles, searching for a better life, unsuccessfully attempt to form a utopian community in the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. Undaunted, they pursue their dream to America and to Southern California, where they form a commune. Everyone is changed by the experience - some get stronger while others collapse and return to Poland. Although their commune ultimately fails because of financial mismanagement, the immigrants who remain go their separate ways toward becoming full-fledged Americans. Maryna Zalezowski, a famous Polish actress and the main character, quits her acting career to start the commune then resumes acting when the commune fails, becoming an internationally famous actress

Thirty-five-year-old actress Maryna Zalezowski, restless and in search of adventure, leads a retinue of Poles to the United States in 1876 to form an idealistic commune near Anaheim, California. In the group are her husband, Bogdan Dembowski (a count...

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