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Death and the Dervish

(1996)
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Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic. It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over the Balkans. When his brother is arrested, he must descend into the Kafkaesque world of the Ottoman authorities in his search to discover what happened to him. He narrates his story in the form of an elaborate suicide note, regularly misquoting the Koran. In time, he begins to question his relations with society as a whole and, eventually, his life choices in general.

Hugely successful when published in the 1960s, Death and the Dervish is an enduring classic made into a feature length film in 1974.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death and the Dervish (Writings From An Unbound Europe)
Author(s): Mesa Selimovic
ISBN: 0-8101-1296-5 / 978-0-8101-1296-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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August 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death and the Dervish (Writings From An Unbound Europe)
Author(s): Mesa Selimovic
ISBN: 0-8101-1297-3 / 978-0-8101-1297-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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August 1996 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death and the Dervish (Writings From An Unbound Europe)
Author(s): Mesa Selimovic
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA