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The Resource Quiet flows the Una, Faruk Šehić ; translated from the Bosnian by Will Firth

Quiet flows the Una, Faruk Šehić ; translated from the Bosnian by Will Firth

Label
Quiet flows the Una
Title
Quiet flows the Una
Statement of responsibility
Faruk Šehić ; translated from the Bosnian by Will Firth
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • bos
  • eng
Summary
"Quiet Flows the Una is the story a man trying to overcome the personal trauma caused by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995. Through an induced trance, the main character of the novel takes the reader through three time periods: the hero's childhood before the war, the battle lines during the war, and his attempt to continue with normal life in a post-conflict society. Through poetic, meditative prose, Sehic attempts to reconstruct the life of a man who is bipolar in nature, being both a veteran and a poet. At times, he manages to pick up the pieces of his life, but at other times it escapes him. With the help of his memories, he uses his mind and strength to look for a way out of the maze in which he is confined, acting as both archivist and chronicler of the past--roles that allow him the opportunity to rebuild everything again. In parallel to this story, the book's passages on the city next to the river Una take on mythical and dreamlike dimensions. Here, the novel expands into a poetic description of nature, seasons, flora, and fauna, as well as childhood memories not yet tainted by all that will happen after 1992. Quiet Flows the Una is a book is dedicated to people who believe in the power and beauty of life in the face of death and mass destruction."--
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IDEBK
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1970-
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Šehić, Faruk
Dewey number
891.8/3936
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Bosnian
LC call number
PG1745.S458
LC item number
K5513 2016eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Firth, Will
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • FICTION
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Label
Quiet flows the Una, Faruk Šehić ; translated from the Bosnian by Will Firth
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Bosnian as Knjiga o Uni by Buybook, Sarajevo"--Colophon
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
968507272
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908236715
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 985675
  • 4e54a29c-97a1-4eed-b853-9eb540f0d496
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968507272
Label
Quiet flows the Una, Faruk Šehić ; translated from the Bosnian by Will Firth
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Bosnian as Knjiga o Uni by Buybook, Sarajevo"--Colophon
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
968507272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908236715
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 985675
  • 4e54a29c-97a1-4eed-b853-9eb540f0d496
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968507272

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