Ivo Andric

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Andrić, Ivo


Born Oct. 10, 1892, in Travnik, Bosnia. Serbian writer. Born into a family of artisans.

For participating in the national liberation movement, Andrič was arrested by the Austro-Hungarian authorities and interned in 1914. He had already begun to publish in 1911. In continuing the realistic traditions of Serbian literature in his novellas of the I920’s and 1930’s, Andrić depicted man’s inner world, which is subjected to national and social contradictions. The best novels of Andrić are Bridge on the Drina (1945) and Bosnian Chronicle (1945), both devoted to the history of Bosnia. Andrić’s works are profoundly philosophical and also possess psychological depth. He is the author of literary criticism on P. Njegoŝ, V. Karadzic, the artist F. Goya, and others. Andrić won a Nobel Prize in 1961.


Sabrana dela. vols. 1–10. Belgrade, 1964.
In Russian translation:
Most na Drine. Moscow, 1956.
Izbrannoe. Moscow, 1957.
Travnitskaia khronika. Moscow, 1958.
Prokliatyi dvor: Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1967.


Džadžić , P. Ivo Andrić: Esej. Belgrade, 1957.
Ivo Andrić. Belgrade, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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His reading in these annotated summaries is unfailingly direct, lucid, knowing, wry: Brian Stableford's "Fleury seems thoroughly nonplussed, as though surprised to find himself in a novel rather than an essay" (30); Greg Bear's Moving Mars "shares some aspects of the planetary adventure, the cosmological epic, and the information-theory romance" (65); "the fact is that SF is still largely a perimeter market, and in terms of sheer prudence one can hardly blame Atwood for not wanting to be caught in it after dark" (139); "the story takes on the flavor of Balkan magic realism, and with its implicit clash of cultures sounds almost like a minor episode from Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina" (354).
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