Vesna Maric Bluebird: A Memoir

ISBN 13: 9781847081193

Bluebird: A Memoir

3,62 valoración promedio
( 73 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781847081193: Bluebird: A Memoir

Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches of women and children heading for Penrith. "Bluebird" is her funny, vivid and immensely readable memoir of the experience. Maric describes the beginning of the war - the machine gun fire that sounded like a sewing machine in the distance - and her family's growing anxiety, culminating in the decision to send her and her sister to Britain. She makes the account of the four day coach trip to Penrith hugely entertaining - the personalities, the gossip and the dramas: Gordana, who looks like Xena Warrior Princess in tight lilac leggings and a long plait, weepingly revealing that she is pregnant, their interpreter descending into a nervous breakdown.They spend nights at Esso stations and days being shown alternate videos of 'The Snowman', the song from which haunts Vesna to this day, and, insensitively, the devastation in Mostar. They finally arrive in the vivid green of the Lake District, and are greeted by well-meaning but patronising volunteers. Maric is sharp and revealing on the presumptions the volunteers make about how refugees should behave, and the refugees' own resistance to the role. She tells about her love affair with a local lad, and her eventual moves to Exeter and Hull.Throughout she interweaves the stories of other refugees - love stories, stories of escape, stories about the strange clash between refugees and their hosts. Maric attracts touching and absurd stories like a magnet. In the intensely moving ending Maric describes her return to Bosnia years later, walking through the ruined streets of her town, and then realising her old slippers, still by her bed, no longer fit. Unlike many books on Bosnia, and refugees in general, "Bluebird" is never self-pitying, never grave. It's refreshing to read an account of these experiences filtered through the eyes of a teenager with attitude - written with brilliant comic timing, and a great storytelling gift.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Vesna Maric was born in Mostar, in 1976. At 16, she left Bosnia-Herzegovina on a convoy of Bosnian refugees heading to the Lake District, later moving to Hull and Exeter, and studying Czech Literature at SSEES, London. She went on to work for the BBC World Service and now writes Lonely Planet travel guides and a variety of journalism. She lives in London.

Review:

'Her confident, beguiling voice, her refusal to be pitied or patronised, reminds us that young people caught up in war have their own perspectives, their own stories to tell. I'm sure it is a voice we will hear more of in the future' Guardian "Maric is an exquisite, careful writer. Her sparse memoir, made up of a series of illuminating short stories, skewers Britain through a newcomer's eyes - With a linguistic talent remarkable for someone who began regularly speaking English only at the age of 16, Maric conveys the unsettling, often magical experience of losing her roots' Sunday Times Culture 'Told with humour and defiance, this is the inspiring tale of a brave young woman' Belfast Telegraph 'A powerful story' Independent on Sunday 'A wonderful, bittersweet memoir - A gifted, original writer - we are lucky to have her' Observer

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Vesna Maric
Editorial: GRANTA BOOKS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción GRANTA BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith, in the north of England. Bluebird is Vesna s funny, vivid and immensely readable memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia, years later. Unlike many books on Bosnia, and refugees in general, Bluebird is never self-pitying, never grave. It s refreshing to read an account of these experiences filtered through the eyes of a teenager with attitude - written with brilliant comic timing, and a great storytelling gift. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Vesna Maric
Editorial: Granta Books
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,87
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Maric, Vesna
Editorial: Granta Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 10
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. 2010. Paperback. Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith, in the north of England. This title is Vesna's memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia, years later. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DVWYB; BM; JFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 136 x 18. Weight in Grams: 238. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Vesna Maric
Editorial: GRANTA BOOKS, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción GRANTA BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith, in the north of England. Bluebird is Vesna s funny, vivid and immensely readable memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia, years later. Unlike many books on Bosnia, and refugees in general, Bluebird is never self-pitying, never grave. It s refreshing to read an account of these experiences filtered through the eyes of a teenager with attitude - written with brilliant comic timing, and a great storytelling gift. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Vesna Maric
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1847081193. Nº de ref. de la librería ST1847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Vesna Maric
Editorial: Granta Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Tapa blanda Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9781847081193_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,94
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Maric, Vesna
Editorial: Granta Books
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 10
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books. Estado de conservación: New. 2010. Paperback. Vesna Maric left Bosnia the beginning of the war, at the age of 16, on a convoy of coaches carrying refugees to Penrith, in the north of England. This title is Vesna's memoir of the experience, from the beginning of the war through to her eventual return to Bosnia, years later. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DVWYB; BM; JFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 136 x 18. Weight in Grams: 238. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Maric, Vesna
Editorial: Granta Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books, 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería F6-9781847081193

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,21
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Maric, Vesna
Editorial: Granta Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1847081193 ISBN 13: 9781847081193
Nuevos Soft cover Cantidad: 1
Librería
Madding Crowd Books
(Linlithgow, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Granta Books, 2010. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. First edition paperback, first print number string 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2. Memoir of a sixteen year old in the midst of the Bosnian war, who fled as a refugee to the UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 200267

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,01
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 14,06
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío