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Superb novel looks at identity and self

The Lazarus Project. By Aleksandar Hemon, Picador, €18

13th September, 2008

The Lazarus Project. By Aleksandar Hemon, Picador, €18

Every writer suffers the occasional bout of envy upon encountering a brilliant work created by another. Aleksandar Hemon, a Bosnian writer who has lived in the US since 1992, inspires such jealousy - and not just for his stylistic abilities or deft juggling of pathos and humour. Just a decade ago, Hemon’s English was basic.

In his new novel, he makes writing in his adopted language...

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