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The fortress

Author: Meša Selimović
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©1999.
Series: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel on 18th century Sarajevo under Ottoman rule, featuring a soldier returned from the wars. A Muslim, he marries a Christian girl who supports him while he dabbles in politics, eventually leading a raid to rescue a friend from jail.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Selimović, Meša.
Fortress.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607369209
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meša Selimović
ISBN: 0810117126 9780810117129 0810117134 9780810117136
OCLC Number: 41173672
Language Note: Translated from the Serbo-Croat.
Description: ix, 406 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The Dniestr Marshes --
2. Sadness and Laughter --
3. Happiness, Nonetheless --
4. Enemy Country --
5. Empty Space --
6. A Strange Summer --
7. The Dead Son --
8. The Fear of Isolation --
9. A Tale of Children's Flutes --
10. A Pure-Hearted Young Man --
11. I'll Think Not of Ramiz --
12. The Sorrow and the Fury --
13. The Rescue --
14. The Power of Love --
15. Father and Son --
16. The Epitaph --
17. The Eternal Tracker --
18. Death in Venice --
19. The Fortress.
Series Title: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Other Titles: Tvrđava.
Responsibility: Meša Selimović ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by E.D. Goy and Jasna Levinger.

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A novel on 18th century Sarajevo under Ottoman rule, featuring a soldier returned from the wars. A Muslim, he marries a Christian girl who supports him while he dabbles in politics, eventually leading a raid to rescue a friend from jail.

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