Presentation of Miljenko Jergovic's book "Sarajevo
Marlboro" (tonight!) - by Chi-Young Kim
(Note: Miljenko is Croatian !)
We would like to introduce to you Miljenko Jergovic's
stunning collection of short stories, "Sarajevo Marlboro",
winner of the prestigious Erich Remarque Peace Prize. A
journalist for Oslobodjenje, Jergovic chose to remain in
Sarajevo throughout most of the brutal siege of Sarajevo.
Jergovic highlights the everyday lives of young Muslims,
Croats, and Serbs in Sarajevo with disarming honesty,
quirky humor, and profoundly personal vision. Jergovic's
novel, Mama Leone, won Italy's Cavour Prize last year.
Sarajevo Marlboro is one of Archipelago Books' first
titles. We are a newborn not-for-profit press devoted to
literature in translation. Enclosed please find a copy of
Sarajevo Marlboro and our first catalogue.
Please join us in celebrating the release of Jergovic's
book on January 6, 2004 at 549 W. 52nd Street 8th Floor
(Bet.10th & 11th Ave.), between 6:30 and 9:00 PM.
Sarajevo Marlboro is Miljenko Jergovic’s remarkable début collection of stories. Jergovic is a child of Sarajevo who remained in the city throughout the war. A dazzling storyteller, he brings a profoundly human, razor-sharp understanding of the fate of the city’s young Muslims, Croats and Serbs with a subterranean humor and profoundly personal vision. Their offbeat lives and daily dramas in the foreground, the killing zone in the background. Penguin UK released Stela Tomasevic’s stunning translation of the work in England in 1997.