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9780415925105

Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told by Themselves

Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told by Themselves
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415925105
  • ISBN: 041592510X
  • Publisher: Routledge

AUTHOR

Holt, Hamilton, Sollors, Werner, Sollors, Werner

SUMMARY

from reviews of the first Routledge edition: "Entirely charming" Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post "A marvelous little book . . . . With no varnish or self-pity, . . . people who never achieved anything notable (except decency and dignity) tell the stories of their lives. A Chinese laundry-man, a Polish woman sweatshop worker, a farm wife--all considered themselves ordinary and all were extraordinary. Heroes come in a lot of funny shapes." Molly Ivins, Ms Magazine "To see the Florida seabed through a Conch sponge fisherman's water glass is as rich and strange as to sit in a Lithuanian log house at the turn of the century and listen, with a boy's ears, to an old shoemaker reading subversive literature... The voices that emerge [are] as vivid as the scratchings of an Edison cylinder." Edmund Morris, The New Yorker "The so-called undistinguished Americans generally speak in their own words; at times their writing is rough-hewn, even mundane, but informed with the rousing emotions of immigrants trying to succeed in a new land, of native-born Americans struggling against the prejudices of their fellow countrymen. The book recreates a bygone era by serving up the stuff of day-to-day life." Publishers Weekly Hamilton Holt, editor of The Independent , collected these touching autobiographies of ordinary people--new immigrants and sharecroppers, cooks and fishermen, women and men working in sweatshops, in the city, and on the land. First published in 1906, and reissued a decade ago, this new edition of Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans is expanded to include lives Holt did not include in his original selection, as well as a new preface by Werner Sollors.Holt, Hamilton is the author of 'Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told by Themselves' with ISBN 9780415925105 and ISBN 041592510X.

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