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Ellis Island [Paperback]

by Georges Perec, Robert Bober, Harry Matthews
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November 1, 1995 1565843185 978-1565843189 F First Edition
The French novelist Georges Perec has continually captured the American imagination, most recently with the publication of A Voic, a novel written without the letter "e." Ellis Island holds us in thrall once again. With poetic grace, insistent questioning, and a stunning carousel of images, Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober open our eyes to the intriguing blend of permanence and transience that is Ellis Island.

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Part history, part memoir, part meditation, this extended essay with photos is a strikingly original and striking book. -- Kliatt

The gripping archival photographs tell the story simply and graphically. -- Parade

Language Notes

Text: English
Original Language: French

Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: New Press, The; F First Edition edition (November 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565843185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565843189
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,186,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars avoid? April 24, 2000
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At four pages, eleven paragraphs (not incuding the introductory quote), thirty five sentences, and (sorry Georges) more words than I really wanted to count despite how cool it would have looked here, Ellis Island is a tome. It made me more intensely examine my own identity than all three hundred pages of What Color is Your Parachute even came close to doing. (Actually, I only read about four pages of that one too, but I could tell where it was going.) Ellis Island, however, was a complete surprise. The bit about what it means to be a Jew and the fact that that aspect of his identity is more concretely definied by its abscence than its presence, is profound. I mean, other people have said it, certainly, but this is, without a doubt, the clearest presentation I have encountered. I think it's particularly telling that he should set these musings in America, at Ellis Island. We, as Americans, particularly as white Americans, have a watered down and dissapated culture defined not by who we are, what we love, how we live etc., but what, ultimately, we are not. This small work was a four-page invitation to examine my relation to my roots, my country, and my culture. Ugh. I loved it.
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