Bridge Over the Drina, The

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Andrić, Ivo
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In the small Bosnian town of Visegrad the stone bridge of the novel’s title, built in the sixteenth century on the instruction of a grand vezir, bears witness to three centuries of conflict. Visegrad has long been a bone of contention between the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, but the bridge survives unscathed until 1914, when the collision of forces in the Balkans triggers the outbreak of World War I. The bridge spans generations, nationalities and creeds, silent testament to the lives played out on it. Radisav, a workman, tries to hinder its construction and is impaled alive on its highest point; beautiful Fata leaps from its parapet to escape an arranged marriage; Milan, inveterate gamble, risks all in one last game on it. With humour and compassion, Andric chronicles the lives of Catholics, Muslims and Orthodox Christians unable to reconcile their disparate loyalties.

It tells the story of a bridge built in Višegrad that linked disparate communities from the east and west. "The dreadful events occurring in Sarajevo over the past several months turn my mind to a remarkable historical novel from the land we used to call Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina."—John M. Mohan, Des Moines Sunday Register Born in Bosnia, Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was a distinguished diplomat and novelist. As others have noted The Bridge Over The Drina is unusual in that it doesn't seem to have a plot in the ordinary sense of exploring a sequence of events in the lives of one or two characters (or even a family—such as Thomas Mann's Bruddenbrooks).

The process for agreeing a new bridge over the Drina began in 2013 and was formalised in 2016 for construction to start soon after. Bridge on the Drina. The Bridge on the Drina is a heritage of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic (in Turkish Sokollu Mehmed Paşa, 1505.