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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Bridge on the Drina was published in March of that year to widespread acclaim. Thus the life of the children of the town was played out under and about the bridge in innocent games and childish fancies.

History in made as much by individual personalities andrif by mass movements and the upheavals created by the rise and fall of empires. The Bridge on the Drina Phoenix Fiction. The National Question in Yugoslavia: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia. But there had been travellers, who knew nothing of this, who had seen a white light falling on the tumulus above the bridge as they returned to the town by night.

Double glad that read a book andtic apart of the world with which I was unfamiliar. A great stone bridge built three centuries ago in the heart of the Balkans by a Grand Vezir of the Ottoman Empire dominates the setting of Ivo Andric’s novel.

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However, at the time of writing, the country did not enjoy the reputation of an inter-civilizational mediator, which was fostered by Tito only after his split with Stalin in She notes that briddge scholars have classified it as a “non-fiction novel”, a term she considers superfluous. From their very earliest years, their eyes grew accustomed to the lovely lines of this great stone structure built of shining porous stone, regularly and faultlessy cut.

About a century later, the Habsburg Monarchy reclaims much of Central Europe and the northern Balkans from the Ottomans, triggering a crisis within the empire. Central European University Press. Thus the bridge, uniting the two parts of the Sarajevo road, linked the town with its surrounding villages. Yhe more about Amazon Giveaway. The bridge is wider across the middle portion, known as the gate or kapijaand this section becomes a popular meeting place.


From Yugoslavia to the Western Balkans: Aspden, Peter 27 June If God had abandoned this unlucky town on the Drina, he had surely not abandoned the whole world that was ddina the skies? If you see a poorly dressed traveler, with bowed head, hunched on his horse as if tue were going out to beg, then strike freely, for he is a thee from Rogatica. He was a great hero and defended on this spot the crossing of the Drina against an infidel army.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of However, one thing is clear; that between the life of the townsmen and that bridge, there existed a centuries-old ivp. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The occupation comes as a shock to the residents of the town, which has remained largely unchanged since the time of the bridge’s completion, and the local people experience difficulties accepting the numerous changes and reforms that accompany Austro-Hungarian rule.

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There too the elders of the town often sat to discuss public matters and common troubles, but even more often young men who only knew how to sing and joke.

Weddings or funerals could not cross the bridge without stopping at the kapia. One evening, the blockhouse burns down. When anyone interested in the Foreign Service asks me for good reads, this is always on it, even though Andric’s description of impaling prisoners alive is something that can come back to haunt you in the middle of the night.


Naturally winter should not be taken into account, for then only whoever was forced to do so would cross the bridge, and then he would lengthen his pace and bend his head before the chill wind that blew uninterruptedly over the river. Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom. The children called these pits, filled withtepid rainwater, wells and, without distinction of faith, kept the tiddlers there bridgd they caught ansric their lines.

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Great heroes lived on earth in those days, when the stone had not yet hardened and was soft as the earth and the horses, like the warriors, were of colossal growth. That could not be. That spoilt the game and aroused disillusion and indignation amongst those who loved the play of imagination, hated irony and erina that by looking intently they could actually see and feel something.

A vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late sixteenth century to the beginning of World War I, ‘The Bridge on the Drina’ earned Andric the Nobel Prize for Literature in Those are the finely carved blind windows, narrow as loopholes, in which the wild doves now nest.