Lore Segal





Lore Segal


Born
in Vienna, Austria
March 09, 1928


Lore Segal was born in Vienna in 1928. In 1938, she arrived in England as one of the thousands of Jewish children brought out of Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia by the Kindertransport and lived with several foster families in succession. She graduated from the University of London and, after a sojourn in Trujillo's Dominican Republic, came to New York City. She married the editor David Segal with whom she has two children. David Segal died in 1970. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities, currently at the Ninety-Second Street Y.

Her four works of fiction are Other People's Houses (1964), Lucinella (1976), Her First American (1985), and Shakespeare's Kitchen (2007). She has also published translations and numerous books
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Shakespeare's Kitchen

3.13 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Her First American

3.62 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1985 — 10 editions
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Tell Me a Mitzi

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4.44 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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Lucinella

3.57 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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Half the Kingdom

2.82 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Other People's Houses

3.46 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
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The Story of Mrs. Lovewrigh...

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3.33 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Tell Me a Trudy

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3.97 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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Morris the Artist

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Ladies’ Lunch

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“Story has a mind of its own and tells things sometimes it might have preferred us not to know. Stories operate like dreams; both veil what is to be uncovered, neither is capable of the coverup.”
Lore Segal

“Jack said, “No more buying books from Amazon till I’ve read the ones on my shelves.”
Lore Segal, Half the Kingdom

“I once wrote a suicide story: A woman watches a truck bearing down toward the place on the sidewalk where she stands waiting to cross. She thinks, ‘If that truck were to run me over I wouldn’t have to think what to get for supper.’ The truck passes. The woman crosses to the supermarket and takes out her shopping list. It was called ‘Truck.”
Lore Segal, Half the Kingdom

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