Fourth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story

January reading: “The Noble Truths of Suffering” by Aleksandar Hemon

noble truths

“Short story about a Bosnian man’s encounter with a famous American novelist in Sarajevo. The American Ambassador’s house in Sarajevo was a huge, ugly thing. Inside, however, all was asparkle. The narrator grabbed a glass of beer and a flute of champagne and assumed a corner position at the crowded….”

Read it online at the New Yorker’s website.

Colloquium: Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

Previous discussion online here! Included your comments under next Peter Savaiano’s post about this short story.

See also:

http://www.aleksandarhemon.com/bio.html

http://quarterlyconversation.com/love-and-obstacles-by-aleksandar-hemon-review

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/172310-the-noble-truths-of-suffering-by-aleksander-hemon

http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2008/09/18/the-new-yorker-reader-the-noble-truths-of-suffering-by-aleksandar-hemon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandar_Hemon

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