In the small Bosnian town of Visegrad the stone bridge of the novel's title, built in the sixteenth century on the instruction of a grand vezir, bears witness to three centuries of conflict. Visegrad has long been a bone of contention between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, but the bridge survives unscathed until 1914, when the collision of forces in the Balkans triggers the outbreak of World War I. The bridge spans generations, nationalities and creeds, silent testament to the lives played out on it. Radisav, a workman, tried to hinder its construction and is impaled alive on its highest point; beautiful Fata leaps from its parapet to escape an arranged marriage; Milan, inveterate gamble, risks all in one last game on it. With humour and compassion, Andric chronicles the lives of Catholics, Moselms and Orthodox Christians unable to reconcile their disparate loyalties.
A sweeping epic by Nobel Prize-winner Ivo Andrić about power, identity, and Islam set in 19th-century Ottoman Bosnia and Istanbul.Omer Pasha Latas is set in nineteenth-century Sarajevo, where Muslims and Christians live in uneasy proximity while entertaining a common resentment of faraway Ottoman rule. Omer is the seraskier, commander in chief of the Sultan’s armies, and as the book begins he arrives from Istanbul, dispatched to bring Sarajevo’s landowners to heel, a task that he accomplishes with his usual ferocityand efficiency. And yet the seraskier’s expedition to Bosnia is a time of reckoning for him as well: he was born in the Balkans, a Serb and a subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a bright boy who escaped his father’s financial disgrace by running away and converting to Islam. Now, at the height of his power, he heads an army of misfits, adventurers, and outcasts from across Europe and Asia, and yet wherever he goes he remains a stranger. Ivo Andrić, who won the Nobel Prize in 1961, is a spellbinding storyteller and a magnificent stylist, and here, in his final novel, he surrounds his enigmatic central figure with many vivid and fascinating minor characters, lost souls and hopeless dreamers all, in a world that is slowly sliding towards disaster. Omer Pasha Latas combines the leisurely melancholy of Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March with the stark fatalism of an old ballad.
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The Story ... a world of fairy tales, myths, and legends. Step through a door and you can find yourself going from Sherwood Forest to Sleeping Beauty's castle. It's a world of magic and adventure, good and evil, heroes and outlaws. Protected by a group called the Guardians for years, it has been untouched by outside forces.Until now. When an intruder gets into The Story on young Guardian Rachel Andric's watch, she must follow him and stop him from destroying The Story as she knows it. Aided by a sorcerer, a god, an outlaw, a villain, and a girl in a red cloak, Rachel pursues the intruder while slowly uncovering the dark truth behind The Story. A choice awaits her, one that forces her to choose between her conscience and her training as she realizes the Guardians are not all that they seem.
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The Girl from Petrovka (1974) - Region Free PAL Import, plays in original English audio without subtitles: Official Spanish Region 0 (Region Free) PAL DVD release as pictured. Aspect ratio 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, colour. English Dolby Digital 2.0 audio. Runtime 99mins. THE GIRL FROM PETROVKA (1974): A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up.