Miljenko Jergovic Sarajevo Marlboro

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Sarajevo Marlboro

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9780140260717: Sarajevo Marlboro

A collection of stories about life in a city under siege. The author was born in Sarajevo and remained in the city throughout the years of war.

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"Jergovic...remained in the city throughout the civil war. His stories of daily life--fleeting glimpses of families, lovers, victims--are laced with a sense of detached irony, which might be a defence against the horror, or perhaps a result of its cauterizing effect.... Jergovic's writing derives great power from what is left unsaid."

Read this book: at Sarajevo many died and the twenty-first century was born. These spare tales speak of all that may yet befall us if we forget our essential fragility; by showing that while what unites us is undeniable, what we allow to divide us too easily becomes murderous. This classic of anti-war writing is a warning about the immense human cost of following those who would have us hate others. Its US publication could not be more timely. --Richard Flanagan, "Gould's Book of Fish"

Like all great war books, Sarajevo Marlboro is not about war--it's about life. Jergovic is an enormously talented storyteller, so the people under siege come through in all their poignant fullness. And one more thing: this book does not belong to the literature of complaining, much too common these days--Sarajevo Marlboro is a book for the people who appreciate life." --Aleksandar Hemon, "Nowhere Man "

Reading Miljenko Jergovic's Sarajevo Marlboro is like wrapping yourself in a quilt of 29 patches, with each patch personalizing the horrors of the Bosnian War in ways that are engaging, humorous, and unendingly sad. If we are ever to learn to avoid carnage it will be through such acts of constant humanizing as are captured in Jergovic's amazing work. --Richard Wiley, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for "Soldiers in Hiding "

Jergovic's writing derives great power from what is left unsaid. "--Scotland on Sunday
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Poetic and moving . . . Of the many books written on Bosnia, this collection of stories is perhaps the best. --Slavenka Drakulic, " S.: A Novel about the Balkans"

Named one of the 25 Books That Inspired the World (1989 2014) by "World Literature Today"
Jergovi 's "fiction is news that stays news. "World Literature Today"
Read this book: at Sarajevo many died and the twenty-first century was born. These spare tales speak of all that may yet befall us if we forget our essential fragility; by showing that while what unites us is undeniable, what we allow to divide us too easily becomes murderous. This classic of anti-war writing is a warning about the immense human cost of following those who would have us hate others. Its US publication could not be more timely. Richard Flanagan, "Gould s Book of Fish"
Like all great war books, Sarajevo Marlboro is not about war it s about life. Jergovic is an enormously talented storyteller, so the people under siege come through in all their poignant fullness. And one more thing: this book does not belong to the literature of complaining, much too common these days Sarajevo Marlboro is a book for the people who appreciate life." Aleksandar Hemon, "Nowhere Man "
Reading Miljenko Jergovic s Sarajevo Marlboro is like wrapping yourself in a quilt of 29 patches, with each patch personalizing the horrors of the Bosnian War in ways that are engaging, humorous, and unendingly sad. If we are ever to learn to avoid carnage it will be through such acts of constant humanizing as are captured in Jergovic s amazing work. Richard Wiley, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for "Soldiers in Hiding "
Jergovic s writing derives great power from what is left unsaid. " Scotland on Sunday
"
Poetic and moving . . . Of the many books written on Bosnia, this collection of stories is perhaps the best. Slavenka Drakulic, " S.: A Novel about the Balkans""

Named one of the 25 Books That Inspired the World (1989-2014) by World Literature Today
Jergovic's "fiction is news that stays news." -- World Literature Today
Read this book: at Sarajevo many died and the twenty-first century was born. These spare tales speak of all that may yet befall us if we forget our essential fragility; by showing that while what unites us is undeniable, what we allow to divide us too easily becomes murderous. This classic of anti-war writing is a warning about the immense human cost of following those who would have us hate others. Its US publication could not be more timely. --Richard Flanagan, Gould's Book of Fish

Like all great war books, Sarajevo Marlboro is not about war--it's about life. Jergovic is an enormously talented storyteller, so the people under siege come through in all their poignant fullness. And one more thing: this book does not belong to the literature of complaining, much too common these days--Sarajevo Marlboro is a book for the people who appreciate life." --Aleksandar Hemon, Nowhere Man

Reading Miljenko Jergovic's Sarajevo Marlboro is like wrapping yourself in a quilt of 29 patches, with each patch personalizing the horrors of the Bosnian War in ways that are engaging, humorous, and unendingly sad. If we are ever to learn to avoid carnage it will be through such acts of constant humanizing as are captured in Jergovic's amazing work. --Richard Wiley, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Soldiers in Hiding

Jergovic's writing derives great power from what is left unsaid. --Scotland on Sunday

Poetic and moving . . . Of the many books written on Bosnia, this collection of stories is perhaps the best. --Slavenka Drakulic, S.: A Novel about the Balkans

About the Author:

Novelist, short story writer, poet, and columnist, Miljenko Jergovi? is a literary phenomenon whose writing is celebrated throughout Europe. His poetry collection Warsaw Observatory received the Goran Prize for young poets and the Mak Dizdar Award and his landmark collection of stories Sarajevo Marlboro received the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize. Mama Leone won the highly regarded Premio Grinzane Cavour for the best foreign book in Italy in 2003. His other works include Ruta Tannenbaum, The Walnut House, Buick Riviera, and Father. Stela Tomasevic was born in Belgrade in 1963. She studied literature at the University of East Anglia. She has translated numerous works of non-fiction from the Bosnian and the French. She currently works for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. Stela Tomasevic? was born in Belgrade in 1963. She studied literature at the University of East Anglia. She has translated numerous works of non-fiction from the Bosnian and the French. She currently works for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

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