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The book of my lives

Author: Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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The author pays tribute to the two different cities of his youth--Sarajevo, where he spent his time poking at the pretensions of the city's elders, and Chicago, where he and his family, after Sarajevo came under siege, started a new life, leaving behind everything they had ever known.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aleksandar Hemon; Aleksandar Hemon; Aleksandar Hemon; Aleksandar Hemon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandar Hemon
ISBN: 9781250043542 1250043549
OCLC Number: 849248436
Notes: "With new material for the paperback edition"--Cover.
"All the pieces were originally published in somewhat different form and have been revised and edited for this book."--Page 242.
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 21 cm
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 --
My prisoner --
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 --
Kennel life --
The aquarium.
Responsibility: Aleksandar Hemon.

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The author pays tribute to the two different cities of his youth--Sarajevo, where he spent his time poking at the pretensions of the city's elders, and Chicago, where he and his family, after Sarajevo came under siege, started a new life, leaving behind everything they had ever known.

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