Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Aleksandar Hemon Interview

I found this interview to be incredibly insightful; Hemon discusses the differences between the Balkan and American literary scene, the differences between the Balkan and American nationalism and some of difficulties and cultural adjustments immigrants face. He also talks at length comparing Chicago (I live in a suburb of Chicago) to Sarajevo.

The interview is from 1999, but it is still very relevant today.

Culture v. Genes: Aleksandar Hemon Interview

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am really glad you put that link in, I read his work when it first came out because of a review on 'Fresh Air' He's a fantastic writer!

Anonymous said...

I am really glad you put that link in, I read his work when it first came out because of a review on 'Fresh Air' He's a fantastic writer!

Owen said...

I didn't realise that where you were is a suburb of Chicago. So you're nextdoor neighbours with both Bassiouni and Serbnet!