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The Resource The vision of Emma Blau, Ursula Hegi

The vision of Emma Blau, Ursula Hegi

Label
The vision of Emma Blau
Title
The vision of Emma Blau
Statement of responsibility
Ursula Hegi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the heart of this multigenerational novel by Ursula Hegi is an intriguing question: If you knew that you could experience a significant love once in your life, would you want these years at the beginning or at the end?" "The Vision of Emma Blau is the luminous epic of a bicultural family filled with passion and aspirations, tragedy and redemption. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Stefan Blau flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision that has grafted itself to his mind so tenaciously that he's dreamed of it every single night. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's grand-daughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream, a once-grand apartment house filled with the hidden truths of its inhabitants both past and present. Ursula Hegi creates a picture of immigrants in America: their dreams and disappointments, the challenges of assimilation, the frailty of language and its transcendence, the love that bonds generations and the cultural wedges that drive them irrevocably apart."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A novel of immigration and love follows a German man who flees to the U.S. at the start of the century and makes a life for himself, spawning four generations of descendants
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
033342
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3558.E4185
  • PR9110.9.H43
LC item number
  • V57 2000
  • V57 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult

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