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.
For as long as anyone can remember, the little cafe known as 'Lutvo's' has stood at the far end of the Travnik bazaar. In the remote town of Travnik, the newly appointed French consul soon finds himself intriguing against his Austrian rival, whilst dealing with a colourful cast of Bosnian notables, Orthodox priests, Jewish merchanges and Muslim farmers.
DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition The Harvill Press 1995. Translated from the Serbo-Croat by Lovett F. Edwards, with an Introduction by William H. McNeill. ISBN: 978-1860460586. PAPERBACK. 314 pages. Just light tan to paper edges. Otherwise, the new and unread copy remains in very good condition throughout. Text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.
This is a string of newly translated as well as already published stories by the classic Serbian author of the greatest significance in Eastern European literature. This volume includes numerous examples of the oppression of women and the disaster that ensues if any should defy the established rules. In addition to evoking this society, Andric has woven into it a more personal experience of the categories which society assigns to women.
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