Common Boundary (Paperback)
Stories of Immigration
Editions Bibliotekos, Incorporated, 9780982481936, 200pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2010
From the Preface by Publisher FREDERICKA A. JACKS: "COMMON BOUNDARY includes many varieties of immigration stories. A culture is a country's language, its customs, and the collective thinking or attitude of the people . . . The shifting attitude . . . experienced over . . . English acquisition . . . represents a paradox: on the one hand, there is an attempt to accommodate someone from another country; on the other hand, the immigrant person is always perceived as something foreign. There's a common boundary - being part of and yet being apart from others." From the Foreword by JASON DUBOW: ." . . this book is really an anthology of anthologies: a collection of stories in which the old inextricably blends with the new, in which the tensions between what has been lost and what can be gained are grappled with (but, inevitably, not resolved), and in which the human capacity to imagine a future and make it real (more or less) is explored from a variety of different perspectives. Here's the essential question: now that I am no longer there but here, Who am I? The answers, the stories - various, contingent, authentic - have made me, in a Whitman-esque sense, 'larger, ' and they will you too. And so, when you're done reading, ask yourself: Who now am I?" COMMON BOUNDARY, list of Contributors: Patty Somlo; Cassandra Lewis; George Rabasa; Rivka Keren; Janice Eidus; Mitch Levenberg; Ruth Sabath Rosenthal; John Guzlowski; Dagmara J. Kurcz; Rewa Zeinati; Roy Jacobstein; Ruth Knafo Setton; Eva Konstantopoulos; Nahid Rachlin; M. Neelika Jayawardane; Omer Hadziselimovic; Muriel Nelson; Azarin A. Sadegh; Tim Nees.