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ISBN-10: 0226020452
ISBN-13: 9780226020457
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 08/15/1977
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H

The Bridge on the Drina

Introduction by: William H McNeill
Translator: Lovett F Edwards

Paperback

Price: $15.00

Overview

A vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I, “The Bridge on the Drina” was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. As we seek to make sense of the current nightmare in this region, this remarkable, timely book serves as a reliable guide to its people and history.

No better introduction to the study of Balkan and Ottoman history exists, nor do I know of any work of fiction that more persuasively introduces the reader to a civilization other than our own. It is an intellectual and emotional adventure to encounter the Ottoman world through Andric’s pages in its grandiose beginning and at its tottering finale. It is, in short, a marvelous work, a masterpiece, and very much “sui generis.” . . . Andric’s sensitive portrait of social change in distant Bosnia has revelatory force.” (William H. McNeill, from the introduction)

Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was a distinguished diplomat and novelist. His books include “The Damned Yard: And Other Stories,” and “The Days of the Consuls.”

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"Great historical novels–and there aren't many–generally don't read as if they're historical. You feel, reading them, that you're inside their time and place. Their characters aren't dressed up in period costume, eating (carefully researched period meals; their lives are real lives, like our own, only taking place int he past. In other words, they're true to life as we know and feel it, and their texture seems completely natural, however remote or unfamiliar the setting may be....How astonishing, then, to come unexpectedly upon a master of the genre–and one who's been hiding in full view for almost sixty years....This extraordinary book constitutes the story of Bosnia in a series of highly dramatic episodes centered on the magnificent white stone bridge built by an early vizier."– "The New York Review of Books"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0226020452
ISBN-13: 9780226020457
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 08/15/1977
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H
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