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In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic's political acuity is displayed everywhere but barely pronounced. In Washington D.C., his new home, the graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

Review:

"It consists of three sequences; two of them, while purposefully understated, are as good as anything published in English this year...Alcalay's English never feels forced or rushed, and his very acute introduction articulates the book's underlying conceit perfectly." Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

Synopsis:

Written in response to a cross-country journey in post 9-11 America, Nine Alexandrias provides poems of witness and testimony. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic's graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

Synopsis:

Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay

Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic4 now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response to a cross-country journey by train in post 9-11 America, Mehmedinovic's Nine Alexandrias provides a poetry of witness and testimony of a very different order. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic's political acuity is displayed everywhere but barely pronounced. In Washington, D.C., his new home, the graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

Synopsis:

New poems from the highly acclaimed author of Sarajevo Blues.

Synopsis:

Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay

Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response to a cross-country journey by train in post 9-11 America, Mehmedinovic´'s Nine Alexandriasprovides a poetry of witness and testimony of a very different order. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic´'s political acuity is displayed everywhere but barely pronounced. In Washington, D.C., his new home, the graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

Praise for Semezdin Mehmedinovic´'s Sarajevo Blues:

"A memorable literary achievement."-Library Journal

"Sarajevo Bluesis widely considered here to be the best piece of writing to emerge from the besieged capital since Bosnia's war erupted in April 1992."-The Washington Post

"In poems, micro-essays, and prose vignettes, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ charts the collapse of a world with clear-eyed passion for the truth that one finds in the young Hemingway, the Hemingway ofIn Our Time."-Paul Auster

Semezdin Mehmedinovic´was born in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1960 and is the author of five books. Mehmedinovic´ -arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee in 1996, and he is currently living in Alexandria, Virginia.

About the Author

Semezdin Mehmedinovic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1960 and is the author of five books. Mehmedinovic arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee in 1996, and he is currently living in Alexandria, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864238
Translator:
Alcalay, Ammiel
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Translator:
Alcalay, Ammiel
Author:
Mehmedinovc´, Semezdin
Author:
Mehmedinovic, Semezdin
Author:
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Author:
Alcalay, Ammiel
Author:
Mehmedinovc, Semezdin
Author:
acute
Author:
Mehmedinovc´, Semezdin
Author:
Mehmedinovc�, Semezdin
Author:
Semezdin
Author:
Mehmedinovc
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Mehmedinovic, Semezdin
Subject:
Poets, Bosnian
Subject:
Mehmedinovic, Semezdin - Travel
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Pocket Poets Series
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
98
Dimensions:
6.2 x 4.7 x 0.2 in 2.5 oz

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Product details 98 pages City Lights Publishers - English 9780872864238 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It consists of three sequences; two of them, while purposefully understated, are as good as anything published in English this year...Alcalay's English never feels forced or rushed, and his very acute introduction articulates the book's underlying conceit perfectly." Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"Synopsis" by , Written in response to a cross-country journey in post 9-11 America, Nine Alexandrias provides poems of witness and testimony. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic's graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.
"Synopsis" by , Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay

Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic4 now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response to a cross-country journey by train in post 9-11 America, Mehmedinovic's Nine Alexandrias provides a poetry of witness and testimony of a very different order. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic's political acuity is displayed everywhere but barely pronounced. In Washington, D.C., his new home, the graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

"Synopsis" by ,
New poems from the highly acclaimed author of Sarajevo Blues.
"Synopsis" by , Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay

Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response to a cross-country journey by train in post 9-11 America, Mehmedinovic´'s Nine Alexandriasprovides a poetry of witness and testimony of a very different order. In this nightmarish and exhilarating odyssey, Mehmedinovic´'s political acuity is displayed everywhere but barely pronounced. In Washington, D.C., his new home, the graphic and tactile affirmation of life amidst horror depicted so masterfully in Sarajevo Blues, turns into an eerie silence that permeates both the expanse of the land and the heart of the American empire.

Praise for Semezdin Mehmedinovic´'s Sarajevo Blues:

"A memorable literary achievement."-Library Journal

"Sarajevo Bluesis widely considered here to be the best piece of writing to emerge from the besieged capital since Bosnia's war erupted in April 1992."-The Washington Post

"In poems, micro-essays, and prose vignettes, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ charts the collapse of a world with clear-eyed passion for the truth that one finds in the young Hemingway, the Hemingway ofIn Our Time."-Paul Auster

Semezdin Mehmedinovic´was born in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1960 and is the author of five books. Mehmedinovic´ -arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee in 1996, and he is currently living in Alexandria, Virginia.

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