Editorial ReviewsA brilliant novel in the form of a memoir, Other People s Houses recounts the life of a Viennese refugee child who is boarded in a series of English families for seven years, and goes on to tell of her three years in the Dominican Republic, before she and her mother are finally admitted to the United States in 1951 Lore Segal has the sharp analytic eye of a born writer New York Times Book ReviewAn immensely impressive, unclassifiable book On the surface it is an account of flight from Nazis, of displacement and transplantation but beneath that it contains an extraordinary rendering of the self New RepublicGreat sensitivity, coolness, and charm the keen innocent observation of the child s eye view New York Review of Books This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.Product DescriptionPublished in 1964 and hailed by critics including Cynthia Ozick and Elie Wiesel, Other People s Houses is Lore Segal s internationally acclaimed semi autobiographical first novel.Nine months after Hitler takes Austria, a ten year old girl leaves Vienna aboard a children s transport that is to take her and several hundred children to safety in England For the next seven years she lives in other people s houses, the homes of the wealthy Orthodox Jewish Levines, the working class Hoopers, and two elderly sisters in their formal Victorian household An insightful and witty depiction of the ways of life of those who gave her refuge, Other People s Houses is a wonderfully memorable novel of the immigrant experience This text refers to the Paperback edition....
|Title||:||Other People's Houses|
|Publisher||:||Harcourt and Brace First Edition edition 1964|
|Number of Pages||:||312 pages|
|File Size||:||687 KB|
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Other People's Houses Reviews
Life of one of the orphans that were sent to England to escape the holocaust, leaving her parents and relatives behind. Adjusting to living with a new family.
This Jewish girl writes of her life as the stability of her life disintegrates. All the feelings and family trials. You can live it with her.
just couldn't get into the style or story line.
After I saw Ms. Segal interviewed in the film, "Into the Arms of Strangers", I knew I had to read this book. She is incredibly engaging and candid. I found myself reading this book while attempting other chores, it gripped me so much. One gets the feel of sitting down in a parlor with her and sipping coffee (or English tea) as she unfolds a captivating story of escape, disenchantment, survival and hope. The only thing better for me would have been actually meeting her in person. I highly recommend this book. I tell everyone I know to read it.
This was entertaining. It gave me an insight into the lives of the Jewish children who were sent out of their countries to be safe during the war.
Hard to stick with to the end. Never really got going.
Being of German descent myself and interested in post World War II accounts from people of various nationalities I very much value this narrative