Ivo Andrić

Andrea Zink (Universität Innsbruck)
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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

Travničkahronika

(

Bosnian Story / Bosnian Chronicle

) and

Na Drini ćuprija

(

The Bridge on the Drina

), both composed in 1945, he portrays the multi-faceted history of a region located on the periphery of both the Ottoman and Austrian…

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Citation: Zink, Andrea. "Ivo Andrić". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 September 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11952, accessed 15 July 2024.]

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