Literature

Balkan literature is hardly well known. Here are a few books to start with.

The bridge on the Drina The bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andrić
In Višegrad, it's the bridge that joins the two shores of the Drina - but also Serbia and Bosnia, East and West - where are concentrated since the XVIth century the life of the inhabitants, Christians, Jews, Muslims of Turkey or “Islamised”…

Titanic Titanic, by Ivo Andrić
Along with the famous novel Titanic, the other short stories of Ivo Andrić open many chapters of the history of the jewish people in Bosnia…

Charnoievich diary Charnoïevich's diary, by Miloš Crnjanski
Charnoïevich, Serb in the Austro-Hungarian army, is engaged against the Serbo-Russian troups in the first World War. Absurd situation since he's forced to fight against those he feels the closest to…

Trois chants funèbres pour le Kosovo Elegy for Kosovo, by Ismail Kadare
These three novels, in their impartiality, are an attempt to show a testimony on the lost nobility of this civilization, and a hope that it reborns one day…

The dictionary of the Khazars The dictionary of the Khazars, by Milorad Pavić
The author has a great fun in a style particularly inventive by mixing deliciously authentic History and fabulous legends. In this strange book, we'll meet vampires stories, Christian Saints biographies, dream hunters, Muslim philosophers, Kabbal legends and more…

the Golden Fleece the Golden Fleece, by Borislav Pekić
Five centuries of the tormented history of the Balkans are given here into a fantasmagoric literature that tells the rise and fall of a powerful Serbian family of Aromanian origins…


The mouth full of earth The mouth full of earth, by Branimir Scepanović
Under the starry sky of a summer night, two campers go to sleep. At the same time, in a train, a man dreams of his forthcoming death he chose to give to himself in his native Montenegro …

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