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In Foreign Cities Anna Mitgutsch

In Foreign Cities

Anna Mitgutsch

Published November 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780929497907
Paperback
220 pages
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In Foreign Cities deals with an American woman who, after fifteen years of marriage to an Austrian businessman, begins an affair with a young American singer, leaves her husband and two children, and returns to her homeland in search of her lostMoreIn Foreign Cities deals with an American woman who, after fifteen years of marriage to an Austrian businessman, begins an affair with a young American singer, leaves her husband and two children, and returns to her homeland in search of her lost identity as a poet and the personal artistic fulfillment that she feels has been denied to her in the foreign environment. Lillians journey leads her through a series of internal and external confrontations on her way to a final resolution of the conflicts with herself and with family members: a well-adjusted sister who is her social opposite- a grandmother who envisioned for her the literary success she has not realized- a father who rejected her- the husband and children whom she has left behind. The ending brings the tragic insight that she has been victimized by a false perception of her life and talent. Her problem is not the world around her but lies within herself.