The Return

The Return

Book - 1997
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This poignant memoir chronicles the novelist Popescu's return to his homeland of Romania, a country he had fled, with the aid of John Cheever and other American writers, because of Communist censors in 1975. Traveling with his wife and her parents, who survived Auschwitz, Popescu feels the weight of the two foremost social forces exerted on Eastern Europe in this century: Communism and the Holocaust. And as they visit old friends and family -- from Prague to Bucharest -- the family confronts its dark memories of suffering and the transformation of their homeland and is forced to painfully examine its own place in history.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1997.
ISBN: 9780802116130
0802116132
Branch Call Number: POPESCU POP
Characteristics: 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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