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Fragments of an Autobiography or Remembering in the House of Time: From London to Wisconsin, 1933–2010

Author(s): Moira Roth

Journal: American Studies Journal
ISSN 1433-5239

Issue: 55;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: United States | America | history | memoirs | literature | art | women

Moira Roth visited the US in the early 1950s for the first time and decided to settle in the country because she found American universities to be places of her calling. Being deeply attracted to the wide range of ethnic and cultural differences in American society, Roth has since strived for artistic expression and established friendships in all corners of the world. Roth’s memoir pieces span seven decades. They reflect upon encounters with refugees in her mother’s outside London home in World War II, the Bohemian culture in Northern California in the 1960s, and the impact on her of various feminist-inspired art projects in the 1970s and 1980s. We, her readers, find ourselves exploring these decades in the virtual presence of Moira Roth.
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