ISSUES | spring 1998

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21.1 (Spring 1998): "Daughters"

Featuring work by Alice Fulton, Susan Vreeland, Willa Rabinovitch, Martin Krasney, Cintia Santana, Ashley Clifton, Michael Pettit, David Clewell, Robert Gibb, Tina Chang, George Looney, Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Carol Cloos, Henry DeWitt… and an interview Andrei Codrescu.


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Dec 01 1998

An Interview with Andrei Codrescu

Interviewer: How did you come to the United States?

Codrescu: Let’s see. I swam across the Danube through miles of barbed wire….I ran into people holding hand grenades…No, I came on an airplane with my mother in the mid-sixties, 1965. We left Romania. We were bought by the state of Isreal, which at the time was happily buying freedom for Jews from Romania for the princely sum of five thousand dollars a head. The government paid ten thousand dollars for my mother and me. We were supposed to go to Isreal, but we never did.