Eva Hoffman's Writings
The Guardian, UK
Before becoming a novelist, Eva Hoffman studied the piano in her native Poland and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. Here she explores the complex relationship between music and literature - and how they have both shaped her life. When I was about seven, growing up in Krakow, Poland, I was taken to my first piano lesson. I no longer know what impelled...
Eva Hoffman grew up in Cracow, Poland, where she studied music intensively before emigrating in her teens to Canada and then the United States. After receiving her B.A. from Rice University and her Ph. D. in English and American literature from Harvard...