Ivo Andrić

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  • Andrea Zink (Universität Innsbruck)

Ivo Andrić is one of the most important Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian) writers. He left behind him a vast body of prose, and is the only representative of the state of Yugoslavia (established in 1918, of shifting composition, and defunct since the 1990s) to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Yugoslavia, or, to be more precise, his homeland Bosnia-Herzegovina, is also at the heart of Andrić's literary work. Andrić pays homage to the locales of his childhood and youth, including the small towns of Travnik and Višegrad. In the novels Travnička hronika (Bosnian Story / Bosnian Chronicle) and Na Drini ćuprija (The Bridge on the Drina), both composed in 1945, he portrays t…

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Zink, Andrea. "Ivo Andrić". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 September 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11952, accessed 30 September 2016.]

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