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on 24 March 2011
Without having read this book, no persons literary education is truly complete.

A series of observations of the people in a Bosnian town over a 700 year period, it centres around a bridge built as a bequest of a 'local boy done good' in the bureaucratic machinery of the Ottoman empire.

From start to finish it is beautifully evocative, skilfully written prose from Serbia's finest modern author. Some reviewers query the way Andric refers to Bosnian muslims: it's a minor detail, and is rooted in the fact that ALL islamic occupiers and converts to islam were referred to as Turks by the ethnic Serbs.

Ignore the politics, set aside your preconceptions about the Balkans, and revel in a beautiful tale of ordinary people and the all-consuming dramas of their lives.

Then start on Andric's 'The Damned Yard and other stories' - another volume of engrossingly beautiful storytelling!
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