Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story
January reading: “The Noble Truths of Suffering” by Aleksandar Hemon
“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.