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Country of OriginUnited States of America (USA)
AuthorMesa Selimovic
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNorthwestern University Press
Publication Date1-Oct-99
Book DescriptionThe Fortress is one of the most significant and fascinating novels to come out of the former Yugoslavia. Ahmet Shabo returns home to eighteenth-century Sarajevo from the war in Russia, numbed by the death in battle or suicide of nearly his entire military unit. In time he overcomes the anguish of war, only to find that he has emerged a reflective and contemplative man in a society that does not value, and will not tolerate, the subversive implications of these qualities.
About the AuthorSelimović was born to a prominent Muslim family on 26 April 1910 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he graduated from elementary school and high school. In 1930, he enrolled to study the Serbo-Croatian language and literature at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology and graduated in 1934. He was a Yugoslav writer, whose novel Death and the Dervish is one of the most important literary works in post-Second World War Yugoslavia.[1] Some of the main themes in his works are the relations between individuality and authority, life and death, and other existential problems.
Number of Pages406
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