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The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo

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  1. If I recall correctly, we had quite a discussion on this book. One of the things that came up was how informed or ill-informed we were at the time of the troubles in the Balkans. I’m coming back to this book because I just finished reading Umberto Eco’s (“Name of the Rose”) “Five Moral Pieces.” It is a very small, but powerful, collection of essays, originally published in 1997 and its English translation in 2001.” The last essay in this book,
    “Migration, Tolerance, and the Intolerable” would be a noteworthy addendum to “The Cellist of Sarajevo.” If the library doesn’t have a copy of the book, I highly recomment checking out the used bookstores. The entire book is dense and caused me to increase my vocabulary (and that doesn’t count the Italian/Latin/French words), but the last essay is worth the cost of entry.

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