Ursula Hegi


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in Düsseldorf, Germany
May 23, 1946

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Ursula Hegi is the author of Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.
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When I came to America as an eighteen-year old, my written English was quite good because I had studied English in School since I was nine years old. But it was the English of German nuns—the Ursulines, then the sisters of Sacre  Coeur—and countless words were missing: curses, slang, certain body parts.



Speaking English was much harder than reading it. Often I felt so slow that I stayed silent rat Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 05, 2009 00:00
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“What the river was showing her now was that she could flow beyond the brokenness, redeem herself, and fuse once more.”
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