I Have Fallen in Love with American Names

Published: 29/05/2017
I Have Fallen in Love with American Names
Source: WWW.NEWYORKER.COM

The writers who shaped my sense of my country were mostly born in America some thirty to sixty years before me, around the time that millions of the impoverished were leaving the Old World for the New and the tenement slums of our cities were filling up with, among others, Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe. These writers knew little about the families of youngsters like my

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