Ivo Andrić

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Ivo Andrić (9 October 1892, Dolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 13 March 1975 Belgrade, Serbia) was a Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.


The bridge on the Drina, 1945[edit]

  • Whenever a government feels the need of promising peace and prosperity to its citizens by means of a proclamation, it is time to be on guard and expect the opposite.

Signs near the travel-road [Znakovi pored puta, 1976][edit]

  • From everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve anything secret or bad.
    • Cited in: Jadranka Petrovic (2012) The Old Bridge of Mostar and Increasing Respect for Cultural Property in Armed Conflict, p. 65.

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