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The Bridge on the Drina [Ivo Andric, Lovett F. Edwards, John Simon] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Ivo Andric. Ivo Andric’s ‘The Bridge Over the Drina’ forces the reader to recognise this. It has in common with the great 19th-century novels a huge cast-list. The book The Bridge on the Drina, Ivo Andric is published by University of Chicago Press.

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Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom. They would agree to look at it without blinking and whoever first o anything should cry out. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Do yourself a favor and read it. A tthe is built at the site of the caravanserai and the town experiences a substantial influx of foreigners.

Customers who bought this item also bought. In place of these there is the bridge, whose birth we attend, whose stability we come to count on.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I read it in two sessions having to pause to reflect and consider so many issues that are raised. On the right bank of the river, starting from the bridge itself, lay and partly on the hillside.

Ivo Andrić

The emphasis is on the evolution of a common mentality in the town, deriving from common experience and a common heritage of legend and anecdote. Let the rascal go his way.


But none the less it would be hard to say with certainty that this opinion is correct. That tumulus was the end and frontier of all the children’s gamnes around the bridge. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Bridge on the Drina, Andríc, McNeill, Edwards

The town owned its existence to the bridge and grew out of it as if from an imperishable root. The novel’s release coincided with the end of World War II, as well as Partisan efforts to promote the style of socialist realismexemplified by depictions of “superficial happiness” glorifying the values of communism. I wonder also at the authority of this translation by Lovett Edwards. The biggest loophole is the identification of the Muslims of Visegrad as “Turks”.

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Thus the bridge, uniting the two parts of the Sarajevo road, linked the town with its surrounding villages. Read more Read less. He sweeps the reader through four hundred years of rich, tumultuous history, infusing his book with every human emotion along the way.

Men scrape those milky traces off the piers and sell them as medical powder to women who have no milk after giving te.

There the wedding guests would usually preen themselves and get into their ranks before entering the market-place. McNeill, from the introduction Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric was a distinguished diplomat and novelist. University of Pittsburgh Press. About a century later, the Habsburg Monarchy reclaims much of Central Europe and the northern Balkans from the Ottomans, triggering a crisis bridgee the empire.


History is made as much by individual personalities as by mass movements and the upheavals created by the rise and fall of empires. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. They come to regard two holes on the side of the bridge as places where the infants’ mothers would come to suckle them while they were entombed. Reading this book is like living; there is no emotion, no experience which it does not contain.

Central European University Press. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. On this level the bridge provides not only a structural but also a symbolic link. However, one thing is clear; that between the life of the townsmen and that bridge, there existed a centuries-old bond.

It was raised by two steps and bordered by benches for which the parapet served as a back steps, benches and parapet were all made of the same shining stone. There too gathered the beggars, the maimed and the lepers, as well as the young and healthy who wanted to see and anfric seen, and all those who had something remarkable to show in produce, clothes or weapons.