The Emigrants

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221296

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.

The Emigrants

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873517133

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

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The Emigrants

Author: Gilbert Imlay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140436723

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 6499

Published in 1793, THE EMIGRANTS was one of the first novels to contrast the rigid political structure and society of Europe with the utopian promise of America. Set on the western frontier of the new nation, this epistolary novel deftly combines a love story with rich descriptions of the landscape and of wilderness adventures, including one of the first instances of Indian captivity in American fiction.

The Emigrants

Author: George Lamming

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064700

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people

Unto a Good Land

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873517140

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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The Emigrant Edge

How to Make It Big in America

Author: Brian Buffini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501169270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7293

A New York Times, USA TODAY, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller! Brian Buffini, an Irish immigrant who went from rags to riches, shares his strategies for anyone who wants to achieve the American dream. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Brian Buffini immigrated to San Diego, California at the age of nineteen with only ninety-two dollars in his pocket. Since then, he has become a classic American rags-to-riches story. After discovering real estate, he quickly became one of the nation’s top real estate moguls and founder of the largest business training company, Buffini & Co., in North America. But Brian isn’t alone in his success: immigrants compose thirteen percent of the American population and are responsible for a quarter of all new businesses. In fact, Forbes magazine boasts that immigrants dominate most of the Forbes 400 list. So what are the secrets? In The Emigrant Edge, Brian shares seven characteristics that he and other successful immigrants have in common that can help anyone reach a higher level of achievement, no matter their vocation. He then challenges readers to leave the comfort of their current work conditions to apply these secrets and achieve the success of their dreams.

The Settlers

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873517157

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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The Emigrants

Author: Sławomir Mrożek

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573640322

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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This important play from one of Poland's most prominent playwrights has had successful stagings in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York. It takes place on a New Year's Eve in an unnamed country in the home of two immigrants. One is a political exile, an intellectual who gets his money from a mysterious source. The other is a ditch digger who is saving money to bring over his family.

The Emigrants

A Poem, in Two Books

Author: Charlotte Smith

Publisher: N.A



Page: 68

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Three Book Sebald Set: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226999

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.

The Emigrants

Author: Johan Bojer

Publisher: The National Academies

ISBN: 9780873512602

Category: History

Page: 351

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Bojer's novel of Norwegian emigration in the 1880s tells of young villagers who leave the Old World to seek a better life. Their trek takes them to homesteads in North Dakota, where they find that breaking the sod and surviving blizzards are easier than feeling at home in this new land. First published in 1925.

A Nation of Emigrants

How Mexico Manages Its Migration

Author: David FitzGerald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942479

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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What do governments do when much of their population simply gets up and walks away? In Mexico and other migrant-sending countries, mass emigration prompts governments to negotiate a new social contract with their citizens abroad. After decades of failed efforts to control outflow, the Mexican state now emphasizes voluntary ties, dual nationality, and rights over obligations. In this groundbreaking book, David Fitzgerald examines a region of Mexico whose citizens have been migrating to the United States for more than a century. He finds that emigrant citizenship does not signal the decline of the nation-state but does lead to a new form of citizenship, and that bureaucratic efforts to manage emigration and its effects are based on the membership model of the Catholic Church.

Emigrants and Exiles

Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America

Author: Kerby A. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195051872

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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Explains the reasons for the large Irish emigration, and examines the problems they faced adjusting to new lives in the United States

Emigrant Nation

The Making of Italy Abroad

Author: Mark I. Choate

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674027848

Category: History

Page: 319

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Between 1880 and 1915, thirteen million Italians left their homeland, launching the largest emigration from any country in recorded world history. In its discussion of immigrant culture, transnational identities, and international politics, this book not only narrates the grand story of Italian emigration but also provides important background to immigration debates that continue to this day.


Why the English Sailed to the New World

Author: James Evans

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297866915

Category: History

Page: 352

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AN EVENING STANDARD NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'Marvellously engaging' THE TIMES 'Brisk, informative and eye-opening' DAILY TELEGRAPH During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go? A significant number went for religious reasons, either on the Mayflower or as part of the mass migration to New England; some sought their fortunes in gold, fish or fur; some went to farm tobacco in Virginia, a booming trade which would enmesh Europe in a new addiction. Some went because they were loyal to the deposed Stuart king, while others yearned for an entirely new ambition - the freedom to think as they chose. Then there were the desperate: starving and impoverished people who went because things had not worked out in the Old World and there was little to lose from trying again in the New. EMIGRANTS casts light on this unprecedented population shift - a phenomenon that underpins the rise of modern America. Using contemporary sources including diaries, court hearings and letters, James Evans brings to light the extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who made the journey of a lifetime.

Indians and Emigrants

Encounters on the Overland Trails

Author: Michael L. Tate

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806137100

Category: History

Page: 328

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In the first book to focus on relations between Indians and emigrants on the overland trails, Michael L. Tate shows that such encounters were far more often characterized by cooperation than by conflict. Having combed hundreds of unpublished sources and Indian oral traditions, Tate finds Indians and Anglo-Americans continuously trading goods and news with each other, and Indians providing various forms of assistance to overlanders. Tate admits that both sides normally followed their own best interests and ethical standards, which sometimes created distrust. But many acts of kindness by emigrants and by Indians can be attributed to simple human compassion. Not until the mid-1850s did Plains tribes begin to see their independence and cultural traditions threatened by the flood of white travelers. As buffalo herds dwindled and more Indians died from diseases brought by emigrants, violent clashes between wagon trains and Indians became more frequent, and the first Anglo-Indian wars erupted on the plains. Yet, even in the 1860s, Tate finds, friendly encounters were still the rule. Despite thousands of mutually beneficial exchanges between whites and Indians between 1840 and 1870, the image of Plains Indians as the overland pioneers’ worst enemies prevailed in American popular culture. In explaining the persistence of that stereotype, Tate seeks to dispel one of the West’s oldest cultural misunderstandings.


Author: W.G. Sebald

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679645411

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.