History Literature / TheBridgeOnTheDrina

12th Sep '15 11:48:56 PM nombretomado
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''The Bridge On the Drina'' (original title: ''Na Drini Ćuprija'') is a 1945 {{novel}} by the Yugoslav writer Ivo Andrić, which won him the 1961 NobelPrizeInLiterature.

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''The Bridge On the Drina'' (original title: ''Na Drini Ćuprija'') is a 1945 {{novel}} by the Yugoslav writer Ivo Andrić, which won him the 1961 NobelPrizeInLiterature.
UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature.
1st Mar '14 6:55:53 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* BizarroEpisode: Milan Glasinčanin gambles away his whole fortune in a card game with the [[{{Satan}} devil himself]], in a terrifying, surrealistic scene.
11th Jan '14 12:27:37 PM LongLiveHumour
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Thus begins this novel, considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of Balkan literature, written as a chronicle of the town of Višegrad, spanning across several centuries, from the beginning of the bridge’s construction in 1571, to the start of the {{First World War}} in 1914. It is notable for containing countless {{Story Arc}}s, written from the perspectives of its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of vibrant characters]], of different ethnicities, beliefs and personalities, [[ArcWelding with the bridge itself being what bridges all of the characters and subplots together.]]

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Thus begins this novel, considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of Balkan literature, written as a chronicle of the town of Višegrad, spanning across several centuries, from the beginning of the bridge’s construction in 1571, to the start of the {{First World War}} UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar in 1914. It is notable for containing countless {{Story Arc}}s, written from the perspectives of its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of vibrant characters]], of different ethnicities, beliefs and personalities, [[ArcWelding with the bridge itself being what bridges all of the characters and subplots together.]]
11th Jan '14 12:20:37 PM LongLiveHumour
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* FirstWorldWar: The book ends with its opening days.

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* FirstWorldWar: UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar: The book ends with its opening days.
9th Jan '13 4:27:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Fata.
3rd Nov '12 5:01:58 PM TVRulezAgain
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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Abidaga, [[CompleteMonster probably the only truly evil character in the book]], has one built for him.

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* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Abidaga, [[CompleteMonster probably the only truly evil character in the book]], book, has one built for him.
8th Oct '12 9:58:43 AM karategal
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* SceneryPorn: The oening chapter is dedicated to this.

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* SceneryPorn: The oening opening chapter is dedicated to this.
8th Oct '12 9:56:38 AM karategal
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Alihodja gives one to an Islamistic would-be revolutionary.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Alihodja gives one to an Islamistic Islamistic, would-be revolutionary.
8th Oct '12 9:56:26 AM karategal
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Alihodja gives one to an islamistic would-be revolutionary.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Alihodja gives one to an islamistic Islamistic would-be revolutionary.
8th Oct '12 9:54:42 AM karategal
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* BadBoss: Abidaga, the overseer of the bridge construction, is extremely cruel and ruthless to the locals moblized into slave labor, in order for the construction schedule be fulfilled. [[spoiler:The icing on the cake is that he embezzles the money Mehmed Pasha meant to be used for paying the laborers.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Arifbeg, [[spoiler:Abidaga's eventual replacement.]]

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* BadBoss: Abidaga, the overseer of the bridge construction, is extremely cruel and ruthless to the locals moblized mobilized into slave labor, in order for the construction schedule to be fulfilled. [[spoiler:The icing on the cake is that he embezzles the money Mehmed Pasha meant to be used for paying the laborers.]]
* BenevolentBoss: Arifbeg, Arif Beg, [[spoiler:Abidaga's eventual replacement.]]



* FatalFlaw: Fata's is {{Pride}}. She is extremely beautiful and smart, which leads to men flocking around her, and she definitely knows it. This makes her much more independent and self-minded than it was the norm for young Muslim girls of the time. [[spoiler:It eventually leads to her demise, since she cannot reconcile her desire for independence with what society asks of her.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Fata's is {{Pride}}. She is extremely beautiful and smart, which leads to men flocking around her, and she definitely knows it. This makes her much more independent and self-minded than it was the norm for young Muslim girls of the time. [[spoiler:It eventually leads to her demise, since she cannot reconcile her desire for independence with what society asks of her.]]
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