Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language Quotes

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"When the brass band on the shore strikes up the jaunty mazurka rhythms of the Polish anthem, I am pierced by a youthful sorrow so powerful that I suddenly stop crying and try to hold still against the pain."
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"No matter how many accoutrements of middle-class life they'll later acquire, my parents never quite buy into the work ethic."
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"My father almost never mentions the war; dignity for him is silence, sometimes too much silence."
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"Like so many children who read a lot, I begin to declare rather early that I want to be a writer."
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"I gradually come to understand that it is a matter of honor to affirm my Jewishness and to do so with my head held high."
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"It never occurs to my parents, or to us, that our apartment may be too crowded or that we may be suffering...

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