Ivo Andríc, Lovett F. Edwards, William H. McNeill's The Bridge on the Drina PDF

By Ivo Andríc, Lovett F. Edwards, William H. McNeill

ISBN-10: 0226020452

ISBN-13: 9780226020457

Nepalifiction, TPB
The Bridge at the Drina is a brilliant depiction of the discomfort heritage has imposed upon the folks of Bosnia from the past due sixteenth century to the start of worldwide conflict I. As we search to make experience of the present nightmare during this zone, this impressive, well timed e-book serves as a competent consultant to its humans and history.

"No higher creation to the learn of Balkan and Ottoman historical past exists, nor do i do know of any paintings of fiction that extra persuasively introduces the reader to a civilization except our personal. it really is an highbrow and emotional experience to come across the Ottoman global via Andric's pages in its grandiose starting and at its tottering finale. it really is, briefly, a fabulous paintings, a masterpiece, and extremely a lot sui generis. . . . Andric's delicate portrait of social switch in far away Bosnia has revelatory force."—William H. McNeill, from the introduction

"The dreadful occasions happening in Sarajevo over the last a number of months flip my brain to a outstanding ancient novel from the land we used to name Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge at the Drina."—John M. Mohan, Des Moines Sunday Register

Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was once a extraordinary diplomat and novelist. He was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. His books contain The Damned backyard: And different tales, and the times of the Consuls.

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When the Vezir, Mehmed Pasha, had first thought of building the bridge on the Drina and sent his men here, everyone submitted and was summoned to forced labour. Only this man, Radisav, stirred up the people to revolt and told the Vezir not to continue with this work for he would meet with great difficulties in building a bridge across the Drina. And the Vezir had many troubles before he succeeded in overcoming Radisav for he was a man greater than other men; there was no rifle or sword that could harm him, nor was there rope or chain that could bind him.

Some of them gazed calmly across the horses' cruppers, looking as long as they could at their native land, others ate and wept at the same time, while others slept with heads resting on the pack-saddles. A little way behind the last horses in that strange convoy straggled, dishevelled and exhausted, many parents and relatives of those children who were being carried away for ever to a foreign world, where they would be circumcized, become Turkish and, forgetting their faith, their country and their origin, would pass their lives in the ranks of the janissaries or in some other, higher, service of the Empire.

On that November day in one of those countless panniers a dark-skinned boy of about ten years old from the mountain village of Sokolovići sat silent and looked about him with dry eyes. In a chilled and reddened hand he held a small curved knife with which he absent-mindedly whittled at the edges of his pannier, but at the same time looked about him. He was to remember that stony bank overgrown with sparse, bare and dull grey willows, the surly ferryman and the dry water-mill full of draughts and spiders' webs where they had to spend the night before it was possible to transport all of them across the troubled waters of the Drina over which the ravens were croaking.

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