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American Fictionary

(2018)
A non fiction book by

 
 
In the midst of the Yugoslav wars of the early 1990s, Dubravka Ugresic - winner of the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature - was invited to Middletown, Connecticut as a guest lecturer. A world away from the brutal sieges of Sarajevo and the nationalist rhetoric of Miloevi, she instead has to cope with everyday life in America, where she's assaulted by "strong personalities," the cult of the body, endless amounts of jogging and exercise, bagels, and an obsession with public confession. Organized as a fictional dictionary, these early essays of Ugresic's (revised and amended for this edition) allow us to see American culture through the eyes of a woman whose country is being destroyed by war, and forces us to see through the comforting veil of Western consumerism.



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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Fictionary
Author(s): Dubravka Ugresic
ISBN: 1-940953-84-7 / 978-1-940953-84-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Letter
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: American Fictionary
Author(s): Dubravka Ugresic
Publisher: Open Letter
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA