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by Lore Segal
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  • Author:
    Lore Segal
  • ISBN:
    1565849493
  • ISBN13:
    978-1565849495
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    The New Press; 20th edition (November 30, 2004)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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    1574 kb
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    1800 kb
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    1382 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    788
  • Formats:
    mbr azw lit lrf


view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Lore Segal was born in Vienna and educated at the University of London.

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Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths.

Ships from and sold by EnterpriseBook. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths. A minor point perhaps, but I wish the book cover had been more accurate in it's depiction of the intriguing, however obese, Carter Bayleu.

Her First American book. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair-one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

Hailed by the New York Times as coming closer than anyone to writing The Great American Novel, Lore Segal stuns with this passionate love story of a refugee from Hitler’s Europe and a witty, hard-drinking black intellectual For Ilka Weissnix, everything is new. Having recently arrived in the United States, she is determined to escape the immigrant communities of New York and boards a train headed west to discover the real America. She finds Carter Bayoux sitting on a stool in a bar in the desert, across from the railroad.

Lore Segal (born March 9, 1928), née Lore Groszmann, is an American novelist, translator, teacher, short story writer and author of children's books, currently living in New York City. Her book Shakespeare's Kitchen was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

Lore Segal is almost a household name. She should be a household name. Born in Vienna, Segal escaped to England through the Kindertransport in 1938, at the age of ten, and came to New York in 1951 (the same year as Ilka). She has written novels and children’s books and translated fiction and poetry and taught at prestigious universities across the country.

Lore Segal’s Her First American is a quiet, unassuming, hilarious, and bold novel that may or may not be a masterpiece. It is one of the first novels to begin to truly break down the conventions of color, which have never been very soft but were surely hard and fast in 1985, when it arrived. The palpable human issues raised by color, sex, class, and religion have not had much of a place in our high-quality fiction.

Lore Segal was born in Vienna and educated at the University of London

By (author) Lore Segal. Her First American is very different from the books I've been reading lately and I really enjoyed it! It was a completely different take on Historical Fiction for me and I felt like it opened up a completely new door in books.

From her very first story-which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961-to today, Segal's .

From her very first story-which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961-to today, Segal's voice has been unique in contemporary American literature: Hilarious and urbane, heartbreaking and profound Read online. 178. Published: 2019. Featuring six ed pieces, Lore Segal's stunning new book evolved from seven short stories that originally appeared in The New Yorker (including the O. Henry Prize–winning The Reverse Bug). Ilka Weisz has accepted a teaching position at the Concordance Institute, a think tank in Connecticut, reluctantly leaving her New York circle of friends.

She’s Ilka Weissnix, a young Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Europe, newly arrived in the United States. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair—one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

anonymous
I found this to be a quirky story of a young Austrian woman who somehow survived the Holocaust and arrives in the US in the early 50s. She meets an interesting, brilliant and depressed, older black man who teaches her and loves her. His alcoholism prevents their love from being all that it could be. The characters that come and go in their lives during this time in the 50s make for a richer view of life then. My one regret about this story is that there was not a good background story of how this child/girl/young woman survived the war at all. Her survival certainly would have had much to do with her personality and view of life, but that was not shared. She did seem to just accept whatever happened with this man, his friends etc. and question little so, perhaps, the author felt that was all that was needed. She learned during those years of escaping death camps to question little and to put it in a modern term, "go with the flow".
Felolune
Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths. A minor point perhaps, but I wish the book cover had been more accurate in it's depiction of the intriguing, however obese, Carter Bayleu.
Perdana
Reminds me of Woody Allen; not to take anything away from Ms. Legal. A story about alcoholism as much as race. No solutions unfortunately. There never are with these two problems. Great book, however!
Linn
To Ilka, a Viennese refugee newly arrived in the Big Apple, everything is fresh and new and eye-opening. And nothing more so than Carter Bayoux, a black intellectual with both astounding strengths and, as it happens, soul-wrenching weaknesses. Carter becomes Ilka's guide to the real America, both in Nevada (or was it Utah?) and in New York City.

A rather wonderful novel, HFA offers reflections on what it means to be an American, how one becomes an American--starting out completely differently--and how one deals with the problems of being an American, not least of which is the problem of how such different people manage to live together. Highly recommended.
Xwnaydan
An interesting novel of immigrant experience in New York.
Some of the sequence was hard to follow and I noted several strange grammatical uses. Not sure if the author was attempting to sound like an immigrant or if it was sloppy editing. Still a pleasant read and easily finished
Jugore
I somehow hoped for more from this tale of the relationship of two people who use each other.While there is some talk of love, I don't believe it. I think it is dependency. I so wanted them to be happier.
Skyway
just didn't care for it. main male character was lame, a drunk and how he managed to exist and pay his way in life was poorly explained. female lead was an immigrant whose means to exist in this country were really not explained well either.
I will recommend this book to a few good friends.......reading it felt like spending time with a good friend.

Lots and lots of food for thought.