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From one of Bosnia’s most prominent poets and writers: spare and haunting stories and poems that were written under the horrific circumstances of the recent war in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Semezdin Mehmedinovic remained a citizen of Sarajevo throughout the Serbian nationalists’ siege and was active throughout the war in the city’s resistance movement, as one of the editor’s of the magazine Phantom of Liberty. Sarajevo Blues was originally published at the end of 1992 and was the first book in the Biblioteka “egzil-abc” series, published in Ljubljana, which provided a forum for Bosnian writers and translators under siege or living in exile. Semezdin Mehmedinovic says that “writing is, finally, quite a personal thing that doesn’t make much sense unless you are practicing for the last word.” For those Bosnians emerging from the siege or still in exile, these “last words” remain intimate possessions, one of the last bastions left against the commodification of tragedy.

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From one of Bosnia's most prominent writers: spare and haunting stories and poems that were written under the horrific circumstances of the recent war in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

About the Author

Ammiel Alcalay is a poet, translator, critic, and scholar who teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is the Deputy Chair of the PhD Program in English. His latest work is Scrapmetal (Factory School, 2006). He is also editor and translator of Keys to the Garden, and Semezdin Mehmedinovic's Sarajevo Blues, both published by City Lights.

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ISBN:
9780872863453
Translator:
Alcalay, Ammiel
Author:
Alcalay, Ammiel
Author:
Mehmedinovic, Semezdin
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
122
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.5 in 7.68 oz

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