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The Bridge on the Drina

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Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Bridge on the Drina is 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. 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

"The dreadful events occurring in Sarajevo over the past several months turn my mind to a remarkable historical novel from the land we used to call Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina."—John M. Mohan, Des Moines Sunday Register

Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was a distinguished diplomat and novelist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. His books include The Damned Yard: And Other Stories, and The Days of the Consuls.

Review:

"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

Review:

"The dreadful events occurring in Sarajevo over the past several months turn my mind to a remarkable historical novel from the land we used to call Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina." John M. Mohan, Des Moines Sunday Register

Review:

"Read this novel to steep yourself in the complex history of the central Balkans. Read it to be carried away to another time whose furious feuds and loyalties invade the news reports everyday. Long after peace settles over Bosnia — may it come soon — the stories, the image of the bridge, will stay with you." Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered, NPR

Synopsis:

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. 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 1961.

Synopsis:

"Why are the Balkans such a tinder box? A great novel can be of some assistance in answering such questions, by communicating truths through fiction — by a skillful mingling of fact and fiction....Fortunately, Bosnia has had its great chronicler too. He is Ivo Andric, the winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1961". — The Economist

About the Author

William H. McNeill is the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and the College at the University of Chicago. In 2009 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for his work as a teacher, scholar, and author. His many books include The Pursuit of Power, The Rise of the West, and Mythistory and Other Essays, all published by the University of Chicago Press. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226020457
Author:
Andric, Ivo
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Edwards, Lovett F.
Introduction by:
McNeill, William H.
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Location:
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Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
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History
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Novels and novellas
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Historic bridges
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Historic bridges -- Fiction.
Subject:
Viésegrad (Bosnia and Hercegovina : East) History Fiction.
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Viésegrad
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General Fiction
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Vi'segrad (Bosnia and Hercegovina: East) -
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Fiction
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19770831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
8.04x5.18x.70 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 318 pages University of Chicago Press - Serbian 9780226020457 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "The dreadful events occurring in Sarajevo over the past several months turn my mind to a remarkable historical novel from the land we used to call Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina."
"Review" by , "Read this novel to steep yourself in the complex history of the central Balkans. Read it to be carried away to another time whose furious feuds and loyalties invade the news reports everyday. Long after peace settles over Bosnia — may it come soon — the stories, the image of the bridge, will stay with you."
"Synopsis" by , 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. 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 1961.
"Synopsis" by , "Why are the Balkans such a tinder box? A great novel can be of some assistance in answering such questions, by communicating truths through fiction — by a skillful mingling of fact and fiction....Fortunately, Bosnia has had its great chronicler too. He is Ivo Andric, the winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1961". — The Economist
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