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How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

03/09/2010 6:30 PM 32"141
Sasa Stanisic

Description: From the publisher: "Heralded as a "sorcerer of narrative" (Foreign Policy) with an instinct for "poetic and intoxicating language" (Freie Presse), twenty"nine"year"old Sa_a Stani_i_ bounded onto the international literary scene to great fanfare and acclaim. How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone-the tale of a boy who experiences the war in Bosnia and finds the secret to survival in language and stories-was the only debut novel to be short"listed for the top literary prize when it was published in Germany, and indeed every page of this glittering, exuberant tale thrums with the joy of storytelling."

Stani_i_ reads a few passages from the book in Saxonian, and then explains the story line in English.

At 35:00, Stani_i_ takes questions from Kurt Fendt.

At 43:05 he reads three newer pieces in English.

At 51:38 Stani_i_ takes audience questions.



About the Speaker(s): Sa_a Stani_i_ is the 2010 Max Kade Writer in Residence in Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT, Sa_a Stani_i_ was born in Visegrad, a small town in eastern Bosnia in 1978. In 1992, at the age of 14, he witnessed the Bosnia War, as Serb troops laid siege to his hometown. He fled with his family to southern Germany a few weeks after the occupation. Stani_i_ attended the Heidelberg International Comprehensive School. He later studied at the University of Heidelberg and was a teaching assistant at Bucknell University. How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, a semiautobiographical work, is his debut novel. co"sponsored by the DAAD and the MIT European Club

Host(s): Office of the Provost, MIT Libraries

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