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The Damned Yard and Other Stories

The Damned Yard and Other Stories

A collection of stories by

Ivo Andric (1892 - 1975) is a major twentieth-century European writer, winner of the Nobel prize for the literature in 1961. Set mainly in his native Bosnia, the stories and novella, collected here reflect Andric's overwhelming love of storytelling. Vivid, intensely suggestive and often disturbing, Andric's stories draw on legend, myth, archetype and symbol to reveal universal patterns of behavior. Andric lived through the turbulent first half of the twentieth century, with its two world wars and extremes of revolution and totalitarianism. The wisdom that informs his work is tempered from that brutal reality. A diplomat, he served across Europe, including Nazi Berlin, but it was in Bosnia that he experienced most clearly the destructive power of the arbitrary divisions between people and their potential for violent conflict, often in the name of ideas remote from their daily lives. At its best, when not disturbed by the interests of politicians, such a mixed society can offer the most positive image of conciliation and cooperation. Andric's clear-sighted acknowledgment of the human capacity for evil, however gives his voice a tragically prophetic authority. Contents: * The Story of the Vizier's Elephant * The Bridge on the Zepa * In the Guest-House * Death in Sinan's Tekke * The Climbers * A Letter from 1920 * Introduction to the House on Its Own * Ali Pasha * A Story * The Damned Yard

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Hardback Editions

2007 : Hardback
thumbTitle: The Damned Yard and Other Stories
Author(s): Ivo; Hawkesworth, Celia (Editor) Andric
ISBN: 8673465974 / 978-8673465975
Publisher: Graficki atelje Dereta
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2003 : Hardback
thumbTitle: The Damned Yard and Other Stories
Author(s): Ivo Andric
ISBN: 8673462967 / 978-8673462967
Publisher: Beograd : Dereta
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Paperback Editions

1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Damned Yard and Other Stories
Author(s): Ivo Andric
ISBN: 1-85610-022-7 / 978-1-85610-022-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forest Books
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