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Hemon, Aleksandar 1964-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 386 publications in 21 languages and 11,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Periodicals  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3608.E48,
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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 )
42 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,938 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?--
Love and obstacles : stories by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,006 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
Nowhere man by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,006 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
The question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
51 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 890 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 making of zombie wars by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
"The seriously, seriously funny roller-coaster ride of sex and violence that Aleksandar Hemon has long promised Script idea #142: Aliens undercover as cabbies abduct the fiance;e of the main character, who has to find a way to a remote planet to save her. Title: Love Trek. Script idea #185: Teenager discovers his girlfriend's beloved grandfather was a guard in a Nazi death camp. The boy's grandparents are survivors, but he's tantalizingly close to achieving deflowerment, so when a Nazi hunter arrives in town in pursuit of Grandpa, he has to distract him long enough to get laid. A riotous Holocaust comedy. Title: The Righteous Love. Script idea #196: Rock star high out of his mind freaks out during a show, runs offstage, and is lost in streets crowded with his hallucinations. The teenage fan who finds him keeps the rock star for himself for the night. Mishaps and adventures follow. This one could be a musical: Singin' in the Brain. Josh Levin is an aspiring screenwriter teaching ESL classes in Chicago. His laptop is full of ideas, but the only one to really take root is Zombie Wars. When Josh comes home to discover his landlord, an unhinged army vet, rifling through his dirty laundry, he decides to move in with his girlfriend, Kimmy. It's domestic bliss for a moment, but Josh becomes entangled with a student, a Bosnian woman named Ana, whose husband is jealous and violent. Disaster ensues, and as Josh's choices move from silly to profoundly absurd, The Making of Zombie Wars takes on real consequence"--
The Lazarus project by Aleksandar Hemon( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 661 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 ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 468 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 ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 354 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 232 libraries worldwide
Psalm 44 by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 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 2013 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Antologi med bidrag fra 35 europæiske forfattere
Best European fiction 2012 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 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.'"--Page 4 of cover
The book of my lives by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Memoires van de Bosnische auteur (1964) die sinds de belegering van Sarajevo (1992) in Amerika woont
The making of Zombie wars : a novel by Aleksandar Hemon( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Josh Levin is an aspiring screenwriter teaching ESL classes in Chicago. His laptop is full of ideas, but the only one to really take root is Zombie Wars. When Josh comes home to discover his landlord, an unhinged army vet, rifling through his dirty laundry, he decides to move in with his girlfriend, Kimmy. It's domestic bliss for a moment, but Josh becomes entangled with a student, a Bosnian woman named Ana, whose husband is jealous and violent. Disaster ensues, and as Josh's choices move from silly to profoundly absurd, The Making of Zombie Wars takes on real consequence
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
Nowhere man : the Pronek fantasies by Aleksandar Hemon( file )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
A native of Sarajevo, Jozef Pronek comes to the United States in 1992--just in time to watch war break out in his country but too early to be a genuine refugee. Indeed, Jozef's typical answer to inquiries about his origins and ethnicity is, "I am complicated." And so he proves to be--not just to himself, but to the revolving series of shadowy but insightful narrators who chart his progress from Sarajevo to Chicago; from a hilarious encounter with the first President Bush to a grave meeting with a heavily armed Serb. Moving, disquieting, and exhilarating, Nowhere Man is the kaleidoscopic portrait of a young man stranded in America by the war in Bosnia
Liefde en hindernissen : verhalen by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon( file )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Aleksander Hemon writes of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination that are breathtaking. A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's bullet. An exiled writer, working in a sandwich shop in Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his life. Love letters from war torn Sarajevo navigate the art of getting from point A to point B without being shot. With a sure-footed sense of detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelming events of history and the effect they have on individual lives. These heartrending stories bear the unmistakable mark of an important international writer
Proekt "Lazarʹ" by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 24 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aleksandar Hemon Amerikaans schrijver
Aleksandar Hemon amerikansk författare
Aleksandar Hemon amerikansk skribent
Aleksandar Hemon bosnischer Schriftsteller
Aleksandar Hemon scrittore bosniaco
Хемон, Александр
המון, אלכסנדר 1964-
الکساندر همن نویسنده آمریکایی
ヘモン, アレクサンダル
Languages
English (184)
German (22)
Bosnian (22)
Spanish (16)
Italian (12)
Croatian (10)
French (9)
Swedish (5)
Danish (5)
Serbian (4)
Polish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
Finnish (2)
Catalan (2)
Turkish (1)
Macedonian (1)
Russian (1)
Slovenian (1)
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