Ivo Andric | Book DepositoryMy life took an irrevocable turn in , when I visited the former Yugoslavia for the first time and fell in love with the place. That visit was rapidly succeeded by others, to the incomprehension of friends. The region divides people. Its distinctive mixture of gaiety and tragedy either moves or repulses. To me, what has happened repeatedly to the people living in the region, and ways in which they've responded to those man-made disasters, seems not a distortion but a paradigm of human experience.
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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 , 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, tries 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, Muslims and Orthodox Christians unable to reconcile their disparate loyalties. Please sign in to write a review.
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