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Hemon, Aleksandar 1964-

Works: 75 works in 332 publications in 20 languages and 8,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Periodicals  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3608.E48, 813.54
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Publications about Aleksandar Hemon
Publications by Aleksandar Hemon
Most widely held works by Aleksandar Hemon
The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus story--what really happened, and why?--From publisher description
Nowhere man by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
56 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
Jozef Pronek, a young man from Sarajevo who stayed in the United States and watched the war on television, journeys from Sarajevo to the Soviet Union, Shanghai, and Chicago as he deals with the complexities of adolescence
Love and obstacles : stories by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
The linked stories of "Love and Obstacles" center around a young man from Yugosalvia who immigrates to America. In dazzling prose, Hemon (himself an immigrant from Yugoslavia) portrays the complications, "the obstacles," of growing up in a Communist but cosmopolitan country, and the disintegration of that country and the consequent uprooting and move to America in young adulthood
The question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
The Question of Bruno is set in Chicago and Bosnia. It is a book about the desolation of war and how an exile makes a new life in a new land. Its themes range from the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand to the art of dodging sniper fire
The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant
Best European fiction 2010 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so familiar we hardly think of them as foreign at all. What those writers brought to English-language literature was a wide variety of new ideas, styles, and ways of seeing the world. Yet times have changed, and how much do we even know about the richly diverse literature being written in Europe today? Best European Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of an annual anthology of stories from across Europe edited by Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., U.K., and Europe
Best European fiction 2011 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 390 libraries worldwide
In Year two of the celebrated Best European Fiction series, editor Aleksandar Hemon offers an even wider array of stories, including forty authors from countries as diverse as Belarus, Cyprus, Moldova, and Turkey. With well-known figures such as Hilary Mantel (England) and Ingo Schulze (Germany) alongside authors appearing in English for the first time, Best European Fiction 2011 takes modern story telling to places English-language readers have never gone before. --Book Jacket
Best European fiction ( serial )
in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Psalm 44 by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A last major work by the influential Serbian writer to be translated into English demonstrates his use of lyrical and unguarded language and is inspired by the stories of real inmates and warders at Auschwitz, including Dr. Mengele, whose experiences shaped the themes and patterns of Kis' subsequent writings
Best European fiction 2012 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
"Now in its third year, the annual Best European Fiction anthology has become a mainstay in the literary landscape. For 2012, editor Aleksandar Hemon has organized the stories not by country but by theme (love, desire, family, thought, art, home, work, evil). In his introduction, he tells us that the intention is to place the stories 'in the situation of dialogue and to show what we have always known: the infinite variation of human experience, which can never be spent or diminished to a tweet, is the true and only domain of literature. What you can find in this book is not only great, relevant fiction, but also - and perhaps most importantly - a sense of kinship in the belief that human lives, thoughts, and feelings always matter.'"--P. 4 of cover
Best European fiction 2013 by John Banville( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Antologi med bidrag fra 35 europæiske forfattere
De dagen van Lazarus by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Een Bosnische schrijver die in Amerika een nieuw leven heeft opgebouwd doet research voor zijn volgende roman over een joodse immigrant die precies honderd jaar geleden onder verdachte omstandigheden in Chicago werd doodgeschoten
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Presents profiles of thirteen short stories by writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, Saul Bellow, Rudyard Kipling, and others, providing story texts and summaries, author biographies, criticism excerpts, and discussion of theme, style, and historical context
Chicago ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Lazarus Roman by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 41 libraries worldwide
In seinem neuen Roman folgt Aleksandar Hemon den Spuren eines ungelösten historischen Mordfalls. Dabei entdeckt sein Held Parallelen zwischen gestern und heute, begegnet einem verschollenen Freund und macht sich auf die Suche nach den eigenen Wurzeln in einem fernen Land. Eine lakonische, höchst unterhaltsame und rasant erzählte Geschichte über politische Hysterie, Heimatlosigkeit und geplatzte Träume. Und die Geschichte einer Männerfreundschaft, die ihresgleichen sucht. Durch Zufall stößt der Schriftsteller Vladimir Brik in Chicago auf die Geschichte von Lazarus Averbuch, der 1908 während der Anarchistenunruhen erschossen wurde. Brik ist von Lazarus' Schicksal tief berührt und beschließt, nach Osteuropa in die Heimat des jungen Einwanderers zu reisen. Kurz vor seinem Aufbruch läuft ihm Rora über den Weg, ein Jugendfreund aus Sarajevo - und Brik weiß, dass er den idealen Reisegefährten gefunden hat. Schon damals in Sarajevo war Rora das, wovon Jungs wie Brik nur zu träumen wagten: cool, charmant, verwegen. Brik und Rora machen sich auf, die Spuren des fremden Toten zu suchen. Doch im Grunde ihres Herzens wissen sie, dass diese Reise von der Neuen in die Alte Welt eine Reise zu den eigenen Wurzeln ist
The book of my lives by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 38 libraries worldwide
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. Here, a young man's life is about poking at the pretensions of the city's elders with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then, his life in Chicago: watching from afar as war breaks out in Sarajevo and the city comes under siege, no way to return home; his parents and sister fleeing Sarajevo with the family dog, leaving behind all else they had ever known; and Hemon himself starting a new life, his own family, in this new city. And yet this is not really a memoir. The Book of My Lives, Hemon's first book of nonfiction, defies convention and expectation. It is a love song to two different cities; it is a heartbreaking paean to the bonds of family; it is a stirring 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 reader'a different person, with a new way of looking at the world'when you've finished. For fans of Hemon's fiction, The Book of My Lives is simply indispensable; for the uninitiated, it is the perfect introduction to one of the great writers of our time.A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
Liefde en hindernissen : verhalen by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 37 libraries worldwide
<> by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Proekt "Lazarʹ" by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Le projet Lazarus by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Roman historique. Roman initiatique
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Alternative Names
המון, אלכסנדר 1964-
ヘモン, アレクサンダル
English (149)
Spanish (15)
Bosnian (12)
Italian (12)
German (11)
Croatian (9)
French (7)
Swedish (3)
Serbian (3)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Danish (3)
Japanese (2)
Catalan (2)
Chinese (1)
Slovenian (1)
Polish (1)
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