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Strah i mržnja u Bosni
Fear and Hate in Bosnia

Author(s): Krunoslav Pranjic
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: U.G. »HIJATUS«

Summary/Abstract: A large part of Andrić's work is thematically connected to his homeland Bosnia, its history, its people and customs, traditions and legends, it also outlines endemic phenomena such as fear and hate. Maybe the French vice-consul Des Foss (a character in an Andrić's novel-chronicle) has diagnosed this best: "There are four religious beliefs living in this narrow, hilly and scanty piece of land. Each of them is exclusive and detached strictly from the others. Each of these four groups has the centre of their spiritual life far away, in a foreign land - in Rome, in Moscow, Istanbul, Mecca, Jerusalem and God knows where but not there where they live and die. Each of them believes that their benefit and welfare are conditioned by harm, loss and regression to the other three religions. This is the case regerdless the fact that one day they HAVE TO find a common denominator of their survival - a wider, better, more sensible and more human formula.

  • Issue Year: 1996
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 11-14
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Croatian