History Literature / TheBridgeOnTheDrina

10th Sep '17 4:12:14 PM blerg223
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* OppositesAttractRevenge: Two young men studying at the Vienna university and coming back to Višegrad for summer vacation, although fierce opponents in political debates (one is a nationalist and the other a socialist), are still best friends. Soon, their complexes and the desire to prove each other wrong turn into petty vendetta, and one of them steals each other's girl. This leads them to passionately hate each other.

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* OppositesAttractRevenge: Two young men studying at the Vienna university and coming back to Višegrad for summer vacation, although fierce opponents in political debates (one is a nationalist and the other a socialist), are still best friends. Soon, their complexes and the desire to prove each other wrong turn into petty vendetta, and one of them steals each the other's girl. This leads them to passionately hate each other.
13th Aug '17 1:25:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: Fedun, the young Galician soldier manning the post on the bridge, falls in love with what appears to be a prepubescent Muslim girl crossing the bridge with her grandmother every day. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out that the grandmother and the girl are, respectively, a notorious bandit and his girlfriend helping him get supplies from the town dressed in burkas, both in their late twenties.]]
23rd Jan '17 11:00:10 PM Nofix
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* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Poor Lotte suffers this when her hotel is destroyed in the end of the book.]]



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Given the length of the book, that's expected.


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** The normally quiet and reserved Nikola Glasičanin gives a long one to Janko Stikovič for his vanity and ego-centrism.
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.
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