Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 18, 30 in 30 days, Na Drini Cuprija, The Bridge on Drina River by Natasa Vretenar


There are many beautiful rivers, lakes in BiH. One of the rivers is Drina river - it has the most beautiful green teal colour.

The Bridge on the Drina (Serbian: На Дрини ћуприја, sometimes restyled as The Bridge Over the Drina, is a novel by Yugoslavianwriter Ivo Andrić. Andrić wrote the novel while living quietly inBelgrade during World War II, publishing it in 1945. Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his entire literary work (of which this novel is best known) in 1961.

The Bridge on the Drina revolves around the town of Višegrad and the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge over the Drina river. The story spans about four centuries during the Ottoman and subsequentlyAustro-Hungarian administrations of the region and describes the lives, destinies and relations of the local inhabitants, with a particular focus on Muslims and Orthodox Christians living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

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