NABOKV-L post 0018401, Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:36:05 -0400

a kindred spirit to Vladimir Nabokov ...

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20 questions for author Aleksandar Hemon

Award-winning author Aleksandar Hemon's newest book," Love and Obstacles," is a "... beautifully tooled, by turns sardonic, muscular and nostalgia-streaked short story collection," writes Hedy Weiss (Chicago Sun Times).

Indeed, "Love and Obstacles" is yet another accomplishment by this talented Bosnian journalist, who taught himself to write literary fiction in English when he found himself living in America in the early '90s, as war broke out in Bosnia. Deemed by some as a kindred spirit to Vladimir Nabokov, Hemon's stories have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review and Best American Short Stories, to name but a few.

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9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?

"Lolita" by one Vladimir Nabokov. He opened up entire universes in the English language. And he loved the language in so many brilliant ways, he woke up so much dormant poetry in it.

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