What Language Do I Dream In?: A Memoir
'My life could be described as "five languages in search of an author". I was born into Russian; transposed into Czech, then German; introduced to Hebrew; and finally adopted by English.'
Elena Lappin was born in Russia. Her parents speak Russian to one another, and to their children. Elena speaks Czech to her brother, but he writes in German and she writes in English. What does it mean to be brought up in family that speaks several different languages, and where all members are writers? Elena Lappin explores what it is to be a writer, what language is, and it's also a wonderful look at the life of a woman who has moved from country to country looking for a language to think in.