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The book of my lives, Aleksandar Hemon

Label
The book of my lives
Title
The book of my lives
Statement of responsibility
Aleksandar Hemon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, a small, blissful city where a young boy's life is consumed with street soccer with the neighborhood kids, resentment of his younger sister, and trips abroad with his engineer-cum-beekeeper father; a young man's life is about poking at elder pretensions with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then, his life in Chicago: watching from afar as war breaks out and the city comes under siege; his parents and sister fleeing Sarajevo, leaving behind all they had ever known; and Hemon himself starting a new life in this new city. And yet this is not really a memoir--Hemon's first book of nonfiction defies convention and expectation. It is a love song to two different cities; it is a paean to the bonds of family; it is an exhortation to go out and play soccer--and not for the exercise. It is a book driven by passions but built on fierce intelligence, devastating experience, and sharp insight. And like the best narratives, it is a book that will leave you a different person, with a new way of looking at the world.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemon, Aleksandar
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E48
LC item number
B66 2013
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hemon, Aleksandar
  • Hemon, Aleksandar
  • Hemon, Aleksandar
  • Authors, American
Label
The book of my lives, Aleksandar Hemon
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The lives of others -- Sound and vision -- Family dining -- The Kauders case -- Life during wartime -- The magic mountain -- Let there be what cannot be -- Dog lives -- The book of my life -- The lives of a flaneur -- Reasons why I do not wish to leave Chicago : an incomplete, random list -- If God existed, He'd be a solid midfielder -- The lives of grandmasters -- The kennel life -- The aquarium
Control code
ocn795174920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 214 p.
Isbn
9780374115739
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012034564
System control number
(OCoLC)795174920
Label
The book of my lives, Aleksandar Hemon
Publication
Contents
The lives of others -- Sound and vision -- Family dining -- The Kauders case -- Life during wartime -- The magic mountain -- Let there be what cannot be -- Dog lives -- The book of my life -- The lives of a flaneur -- Reasons why I do not wish to leave Chicago : an incomplete, random list -- If God existed, He'd be a solid midfielder -- The lives of grandmasters -- The kennel life -- The aquarium
Control code
ocn795174920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 214 p.
Isbn
9780374115739
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012034564
System control number
(OCoLC)795174920

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