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  • Fortress by Mesa Selimovic
    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 (Writings from an Unbound Europe) by Mesa Selimovic
    Death and the Dervish (Writings from an Unbound Europe) (English, Paperback) 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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