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Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović

Return to Book Page. Derviis his brother is arrested, he must descend into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in his search to discover what happened to him. In time, he begins to question his relations with society as a whole and, eventually, his life choices in general.

Paperbackpages. Published August 14th drvis Northwestern University Press first published Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To wmrt other readers questions about Death and the Devisplease sign up. I’m a Herman Hesse’s fan, do should I read this one? Leela This is a master piece. Took my breath away. See 1 question about Death and the Dervish…. Lists with This Book. View all 4 comments. Jan 28, Lars K Jensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Imagine a bag of candy with pieces of the most delicious pieces of candy inside.

Each is so delicate and mouth-watering that you feel the need to expand the joy to as many minutes as possible, and it sweetens the soul, just like it does the tongue. This is basically what this book was like to me. It’s not an easy dervus and thank God for thatbut it’s great literature. The book written and a classic in Yugoslav literature is set in Sarajevo under Ottoman rule Imagine a bag of candy with pieces of the most delicious pieces of candy inside.

The book written and a classic in Yugoslav literature is set in Sarajevo under Ottoman rule 18th century and has often been compared to The Trial by Franz Kafkawhich is quite obvious when you think of the plot man vs. I would, personally, describe it as a combination of both The Trial and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevskybased on the fact that the protagonist has long conversations with himself, mostly on derivs and indecisiveness.

The book servis incredibly slow fervis its storyteling, so if you haven’t got the patience or wmrt span for that, I pity you – and think you should read something else. Maybe a magazine, or the subtitles to a Hollywood action movie. View all 8 comments. Apr 01, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. The hero wants to pass his time in prayers and the passive contemplation of divinity and the world but to live is to take sides, and taking sides is dangerous… L do not yet know what will be written here.


But in the strokes of these letters at le Guilt, law, justice: But in the strokes of these letters at least some of what was in me will remain, no degvis to perish in eddies of mist as if it had never been, or as if I had never known what happened. In this way I will come to see how I became what I am — this self that is a mystery even to me. And yet it is a mystery to me that I have not always been what I am now. I know these lines are muddled; my hand trembles at the task of disentanglement that I face, at the trial I now commence.

Here I am everything: Nothing depends on you. There are plenty levels of morality for everyone… Moral is layered like onion skin… They dreamed of rulers who were good, but who was that? As far as he was concerned, he dreamed of bribable ones, he liked them the most because smt was a way to them. Worst are the honest ones, who need nothing, smdt have no human weaknesses, and know only about some higher law, which is almost incomprehensible to ordinary men. No one can do more evil than they can.

They create enough hatred to last for a hundred years. But he who walks the path of moral compromises inevitably turns into an instrument of evil. Oct 27, Iluzija O. Citajuci pocetak i primjecujuci gotovo ludjacku opsjednutost grijehom koja je izvirala smrg glevnog lika, sjetila sam se svih ljudi koji su mi knjigu preporucili ili pohvalili. Tko je tu lud?

Pisac, oni ili ja? Toliko je realno lik docaran. Realan ili ne, prezirem ga svakom strunom svog, nadam se, zdravog razuma. Optereceno, nezahvalno djubre i izdajica, daleko od svecane andjeoske slike koju stavlja predase i njome se smgt. Da nije strahovao od osude, ne bi djelovao. Pustio bi svijet da trune. I takav se, svejedno, smatrao visim od drugih, trazeci dokaze u trenucima svoje lucidnosti. Dragi, to derviz si jednom duboko udahnuo i svatio da je zrak hladan, ne daje ti dovoljno da opises kakva je zima bila.

Death and the Dervish

I onda se zaplece u vlastite misli, jer, tesko je mrziti kukavice i biti jedna, tesko je prezirati nasilnike i takvim se pokazati. Tesko je sebe razocarati. I onda se zaplice u misli umjesto da se mijenja.

Ne razumijem ga, ne opravdavam ga, prezirem ga s gadjenjem. Ne prepoznajem njegove strahove i ne prepoznajem njegove misli kao svoje. Ali isto me potresaju i ne daju mi mira. Vrhunski pisac, vrhunska knjiga. Mrzit cu je dugo.


View all 10 comments. Dec 16, Richard Derus rated it liked it Shelves: Beautiful translated words confronting and comforting the human fear of love by the means of examining the easier-to-grasp fear of death. I’ve chosen some favorite phrases and liked them from the quotes.

They appear below the review. I think the patience required to read a footnoted and glossary’d read won’t allow its subtleties and tremendous pleasures to spread widely among US English-speaking readers. Ahmed Nuruddin is you, reader, a dervvis Real Rating: Ahmed Nuruddin is you, reader, a man whose loves and One True Love don’t mark him out from the herd but place k in the center of it.

He doesn’t do a single thing that any one of sjrt couldn’t do, be it generous or cowardly or divinely inspired. It is simply that we wouldn’t tread in his footsteps, wouldn’t elect to give ourselves to an ideal in a world without respect for them.

I give the book a paltry rating, based on those comments; I found it necessary to break my reading into smaller bites than I would have liked to do. The feast is so rich, satisfying my word-lust in such short order, that I ended up feeling disconnected by the enforced consumption of many amuse-bouche reads between this book’s courses.

I suspect many readers will be defeated by that very need.

Bojan Gacic Wonderfully put, Richard. It a beautiful, yet utterly demanding read, making it necessary for us to take it in waves. Dec 27, Richard Derus That was the only way I could fully appreciate this beautiful book.

Thank you again for recommending it to me. Dec 28, Aug 16, Ivana S. View all 6 comments. Oct 04, Mona rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 3 comments. The writer of this book is from the city where I went to school. Our teacher urged us to read this book, not because it was a school assignment. She said this book makes you think.

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And I read it and it was beautiful, beyond beautiful. But these quotations show you what a masterpiece this book is. I wish this book was more appreciated in the world. It is full of wisdom. I want to find an english version of this book. Sadly, this author is not well known outside the ex-Yugoslavian countries. It came back when I approached people. I translated the quotations from Bosnian to English myself.