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What Language Do I Dream In?
Author: Elena Lappin

ISBN: 9781844085774
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14 June 2016
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
A fascinating memoir about growing up in five languages

'My life could be described as "five languages in search of an author". I was born into Russian; transposed into Czech, then German; introduced to Hebrew; and finally adopted by English.'

Elena Lappin was born in Russia. Her parents speak Russian to one another, and to their children. Elena speaks Czech to her brother, but he writes in German and she writes in English. What does it mean to be brought up in family that speaks several different languages, and where all members are writers? Elena Lappin explores what it is to be a writer, what language is, and it's also a wonderful look at the life of a woman who has moved from country to country looking for a language to think in.

About the Author

Elena Lappin is a writer and editor. Born in Moscow, she grew up in Prague and Hamburg, and has lived in Israel, Canada, the United States and - longer than anywhere else - in London. She is the author of Foreign Brides and The Nose, and has contributed to numerous publications, including Granta, Prospect,</i...

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