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  • Der Derwisch und der Tod
    Der Derwisch und der Tod (German, Hardback) Mesa Selimovic

    "Der Derwisch und der Tod"Der Derwisch und der Tod" führt in das Bosnien des 18. Jahrhunderts zurück. Der fromme Scheich Ahmed Nurudin wird aus der friedlichen Ruhe des Derwischklosters gerissen; sein Bruder Harun ist von den osmanischen Machthabern, die auch über die Provinz Bosnien gebieten, verhaftet worden. Beim Versuch, seinem Bruder zu helfen, gerät auch der Derwisch in die Fänge der...

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  • The Fortress
    The Fortress (English, Paperback) Mesa Selimovic

    The 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...

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  • Death and the Dervish
    Death and the Dervish (English, Paperback) Mesa Selimovic

    Death and the Dervish is a first-person narrative told from the point of view of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery in the eighteenth century during the Turkish occupation. The spiritual leader of a group of Moslems, Sheikh Nuruddin has deliberately removed himself from the day-to-day activities of society. This distance is shattered, though, by the arrest of his brother. As Sheikh...

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  • Death and the Dervish
    Death and the Dervish (English, Hardback) Mesa Selimovic

    Sheikh Nuruddin is a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery in the eighteenth century during the Turkish occupation. When his brother is arrested, he descends into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in order to find out what has happened. As he does so, 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 appears here in its first English translation.

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  • Il derviscio e la morte (Italian, Paperback) Mesa Selimovic Currently Unavailable More details