December 2, 2009
06:00PM - 08:00PM
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
3601 Walnut Street
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Categories: Book Signing
Professor Price will be speaking at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore on December 2, celebrating his new publication and further bringing to life many of his relatives and the experiences of his Viennese ancestors, as well as his journey through the years to reconnect with this past. There will be a book signing with the author. Objects of Remembrance is a reflection on the power of American assimilation and opportunity in the face of persisting refugee realities. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, Monroe Price recounts the continuing impact of European identities as families, cast from their homes by the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, struggle to find their way in a new and challenging environment.
Price was born to a Jewish family in Vienna in 1938 and left when he was seven months old. In a series of reflections, Price seeks to recreate the Vienna of his infancy and the socialization of his family, and other Jewish and Viennese immigrants, in the United States. As he traces the particular path of his own life, Price reveals a more universal story of adjustment, and the relationship between a marginal community and the drama of American citizenship.
“An intimate and provocative meditation on Jewish life between the old and the new world.” – Bernhard Schlink
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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