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The Hooligan's Return

(2003)
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At the center of The Hooligan's Return is the author himself, always an outcast, on a bleak lifelong journey through Nazism and communism to exile in America. But while Norman Manea's book is in many ways a memoir, it is also a deeply imaginative work, traversing time and place, life and literature, dream and reality, past and present. Autobiographical events merge with historic elements, always connecting the individual with the collective destiny. Manea speaks of the bloodiest time of the 20th century and of the emergence afterward of a global, competitive, and sometimes cynical modern society.

Both a harrowing memoir and an ambitious epic project, The Hooligan's Return achieves a subtle internal harmony as anxiety evolves into a delicate irony and a burlesque fantasy. Beautifully written and brilliantly conceived, this is the work of a writer with an acute understanding of the vast human potential for both evil and kindness, obedience and integrity.



Praise for this book

"I am profoundly grateful for this living, flesh-and-blood, yet unearthly memoir." - Cynthia Ozick


Used availability for Norman Manea's The Hooligan's Return

Hardback Editions

August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir
Author(s): Norman Manea
ISBN: 0-374-28256-0 / 978-0-374-28256-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Author(s): Norman Manea
ISBN: 0-300-19780-2 / 978-0-300-19780-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hooligan's Return: A Memoir
Author(s): Norman Manea
ISBN: 0-374-52946-9 / 978-0-374-52946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hooligan's Return, The
Author(s): Norman Manea
ISBN: 1-5318-3123-0 / 978-1-5318-3123-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hooligan's Return
Author(s): Norman Manea, Angela Jianu - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hooligan's Return
Author(s): Norman Manea, Angela Jianu - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hooligan's Return
Author(s): Norman Manea, Angela Jianu - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hooligan's Return
Author(s): Norman Manea, Angela Jianu - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Author(s): Norman Manea
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU