Quotes by Ivo Andrić

"One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them."
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"Toliko je u životu bilo stvari kojih smo se bojali. A nije trebalo. Trebalo je živeti"
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"Mnogo samuješ i dugo ćutiš, sine moj, zatravljen si snovima, izmoren putevima duha. Lik ti je pognut i lice blijedo, duboko spuštene vjeđe i glas kao škripa tamničkih vrata. Iziđi u ljetni dan, sine moj!
- Šta si vidio u ljetni dan, sine moj?
Vidio sam da je zemlja jaka i nebo vječno, a čovjek slab i kratkovjek.
- Šta si vidio, sine moj, u ljetni dan?
Vidio sam da je ljubav kratka, a glad vječna.
- Šta si vidio, sine moj, u ljetni dan?
Vidio sam da je ovaj život stvar mučna, koja se sastoji od nepravilne izmjene grijeha i nesreće, da živjeti znači slagati varku na varku.
- Hoćeš da usneš, sine moj?
Ne, oče, idem da ž i v i m."
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"Ne mogu ja - kaže - dobri čovječe, ozdraviti, jer ja i nisam bolestan, nego sam ovakav, a od sebe se ne može ozdraviti."
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"Tako obično biva. Oni koje želimo da vidimo ne dolaze u časovima kad na njih mislimo i kad ih najviše očekujemo, a pojavljuju se u nekom trenutku kad smo mislima najdalje od njih. I našoj radosti zbog ponovnog viđenja tada treba malo vremena da se digne s dna, gde je potisnuta, i pojavi na površini."
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Books by Ivo Andrić

  • Vlati trave
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  • 1969 by Izdavačko preduzeće „Rad”, Beograd

    (first published July 1st 1855)

  • Gospođica
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  • by Dereta

    (first published 1945)

Ivo Andrić
  • Ivo Andrić

  • Date of birth: October 09, 1892
  • Died: March 13, 1975
  • Born: in Dolac (Travnik), Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Description: Ivan "Ivo" Andrić (Cyrillic: Иво Андрић) was a Yugoslav and Bosnian novelist, short story writer and Nobel prizewinner. His writings deal mainly with life in his native Bosnia under the Ottoman Empire. His house in Travnik is now a Museum. His Belgrade flat on Andrićev Venac hosts the Museum of Ivo Andrić and the Ivo Andrić Foundation.

    After the Second World War, he spent most of his time in his Belgrade home, held ceremonial posts in the Communist government of Yugoslavia and was a Bosnia and Herzegovina parliamentarian. He was also a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

    In 1961, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country". He donated the prize money to libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    His works include The Bridge on the Drina, Bosnian Chronicle (aka Chronicles of Travnik), and The Woman from Sarajevo. These were written during WW2 while he was living quietly in Belgrade and published in 1945. They are often referred to as the "Bosnian Trilogy" as they were published simultaneously and had been written in the same period. However, they're connected only thematically.

    Other works include Ex Ponto (1918), Unrest (Nemiri, '20), The Journey of Alija Đerzelez (Put Alije Đerzeleza, 1920), The Vizier's Elephant (Priča o vezirovom slonu, 1948; tr. 1962), The Damned Yard (Prokleta avlija, 1954), and Omer-Pasha Latas (Omerpaša Latas, released posthumously in 1977)

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