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Damned Yard and Other Stories, the (1992) [Collection]
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Set mainly in his native Bosnia, the stories and novella collected here reflect Andrić's overwhelming love of storytelling. Vivid, intensely suggestive and often disturbing, Andrić's stories draw on legend, myth, archetype and symbol to reveal universal patterns of behaviour.

Andrić livid 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 diplimat, 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 conviliation and co-operation. Andrić's clear-sighted acknowledgement of the human capacity for evil, however, gives his voice a tragically prophetic authority.


  • 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

Original title: The Damned Yard and Other Stories
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Vizier's Elephant, the (1948) [Novella]
      Author: Ivo Andrić

Edition #1: The Damned Yard and Other Stories

The Damned Yard and Other Stories (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Celia Hawkesworth
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The Damned Yard and Other Stories (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Belgrade
Publisher: Dereta
ISBN: 9788673462967
Pages: 219

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The Damned Yard and Other Stories (1992)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London & Boston
Publisher: Forest Books
ISBN: 9781856100229
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.85 x 0.65 in
Pages: 218

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