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Article Title

A Danish Lad in America

Authors

Fred Delcomyn

Keywords

immigration, bilingualism, childhood, culture

Abstract

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” So said L.P. Hartley in The Go-Between (1953). Looking back on myself as a young immigrant child in Detroit at mid-century, the phrase seems especially apt. In my past I was quite literally in a foreign country.

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