4-Week: Online Reading as a Writer--Aleksandar HemonDescription:
Critic James Wood calls Bosnian-American writer Aleksandar Hemon “an astonishing talent . . . a postmodernist who has been mugged by history.” Hemon, a non-native English speaker uprooted by the Bosnian War, has indeed become one of our most exciting and soulful writers. In his story collection Love and Obstacles, Hemon explores place and displacement from Sarajevo to Chicago and beyond, evoking the past-haunted present with electric prose. This class will examine that collection in depth, studying Hemon’s approach to various elements of fiction such as point of view, voice, and more. Through discussion and exercises, we’ll see what he can teach us about our own writing.
Love and Obstacles, by Aleksandar Hemon
*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.
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