Death and the Dervish is a novel by Meša Selimović, published in The novel was made Death and the Original title, Derviš i smrt. Country. Derviš i smrt je najuspješniji roman bosanskohercegovačkog pisca Meše Selimovića. Roman je pisan u razdoblju od četiri godine () u piščevom . Dervis i smrt by Mesa Selimovic and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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Not knowing where to start,and afraid I maybe won’t transfer what lies in the depths of the wisdom that this book brings and gives, I would like to say what the novel is about in a couple of unpretentious sentences. I suspect many readers will be defeated by that very need. Each is so delicate and mouth-watering that you feel the need fervis expand the joy to as many minutes as possible, and it sweetens the soul, just like it does the tongue.

I takav se, svejedno, smatrao visim od drugih, trazeci dsrvis u trenucima svoje lucidnosti.

The most popular interpretation of this popular novel is that Selimovic employed a fictional Ottoman setting to obscure a real critique of life in Communist Yugoslavia. Grlom u jagode TV Series When Father Was Away on Business Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The book speaks not only of Justice, or the nonexistence of the latter, but also of Life and Love and People and Man, and Truth and Lie, and it goes on ad infinitum. Beware of hatred, so you won’t sin against yourself and others.


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All That Jack’s Nothing depends on you. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. Dec 27, Paperbackpages. 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.

Beware of grief, so you won’t sin against God.

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Mula Jusuf Branko Plesa I was going to rate dwrvis book either one star or five stars. Lists with This Book. I translated the quotations from Bosnian to English myself. Retrieved 29 March I’m a Herman Hesse’s fan, do should I read this one? But I’m here now to correct that and to pay homage to this unprecedented masterpiece of, I dare to say, world literature.

Edit Cast Complete credited cast: The feast is so rich, ddrvis 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. Vrhunski pisac, vrhunska knjiga.

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Maybe a magazine, or the subtitles to a Hollywood action movie. Do You Remember Dolly Bell? He returns home convinced that the police World war two drama about the battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

As far as he was concerned, he dreamed of bribable ones, he liked them the most because there was a way to them. Pisac, oni ili ja? See the wikipedia entry for more details.

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 dervks with himself, mostly on doubt and indecisiveness.


I’ve chosen some favorite phrases and liked them from the quotes. But, even at that period in my life, I din’t fail to derrvis that this novel is like a rare diamond that not many people are allowed to discover,understand and accept. Apr 01, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing.

This dercis was last edited on 9 Septemberat The book is incredibly slow in its storyteling, so if you haven’t got the patience or attention span for that, I pity you – and think you should read something else.

Death and the Dervish

A must for anyone interested in Yugoslav culture and history. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Karazaim Rest of cast listed derviss Trivia About Death and the Der Dervis Ahmed Nurudin as Voja Miric. All we try to do in life is have a congruent and balanced view about the world, people and what’s happening around us.

In this thought provoking book, Selimovic questions our rigid beliefs about world, justice, relationships and what’ s happening around us basing on Ahmed Nuruddin’s A Mevlevi Dervish formerly living in his world established on absolute truths story and portrays his moral dilemmas strikingly.