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Title The genius of language : fifteen writers reflect on their mother tongues / edited and with an introduction by Wendy Lesser.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books c2004.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    820.9 GEN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 241 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents The way back / Bharati Mukherjee -- Yes and no / Amy Tan -- Trouble with language / Josef Škvorecký -- Circus biped / Bert Keizer -- French without tears / Luc Sante -- Prelude / Thomas Laqueur -- Recovering the original / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Split self / Nicholas Papandreou -- Limpid blue, poppy / M.J. Fitzgerald -- Personal singular / Ha-yun Jung -- On being an orphaned writer / Louis Begley -- The mother tongue between two slices of rye / Gary Shteyngart -- Boswell and Mrs. Miller / James Campbell -- Footnotes to a double life / Ariel Dorfman -- My Yiddish / Leonard Michaels.
Subject English language -- Style.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Language.
Bilingualism -- United States.
Second language acquisition.
Authors, Exiled -- Language.
Language and languages.
Authorship.
Added Author Lesser, Wendy.
ISBN 0375422382 (alk. paper) : $23.00

 
    
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