Joseph Bercovici


Joseph Bercovici was a Romanian immigrant to the U.S. and the head of a family of writers and academics, himself a self-taught man of languages and philosophy.

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Grandfather J. B.: Letters to My Grandson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,560. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Memoirs through poignant, witty letters by a self-taught immigrant to his professor grandson from 1959-66, first published by Little Brown and now in quality digital. Both sweet and acerbic, with plenty of subtext and wistfulness of dreams of philosophy or just college, the book compels attention for its strong characters deftly revealed by short letters--and always the correction of the grandson.

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