Have a Nice Day by Dubravka Ugresic
From the Balkan War to the American Dream

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A Croatian writer records her impressions of American culture, offering a fictional ""dictionary"" that simultaneously critiques the shallowness of America's cultural obsessions as it clearly views the current barbarism of Balkan politics. 10,000 first printing.
 

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An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. David Williams heads the four- and five-year-old division of the summer soccer camps sponsored by Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado.Scott Graham is an author, journalist, father, and coach of young soccer players. Ellen Elias-Bursac teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard University and is co-chairman of the Southeast European Study Group at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Celia Hawkesworth is a freelance writer and translator. A regular visitor to Zagreb since 1955, she taught Serbian and Croatian language and literature at the University of London for many years.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Jonathan Cape. 241 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The book is designed as a series of brief essays, etymological examinations of how America perceives concepts like ``harassment'' or invents new ones like ``couch potato.'' Ugrei repeatedly likens herself to Alice, slipping through the looking glass into a fantastical American landscape of fast f...

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Croatian novelist and journalist Ugresic's quirky, razor-sharp essays comprise a wry look at American life and a jolting, sensitive self-portrait in cultural dislocation.

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