Derviš in smrt Meša Selimović

ISBN: 9789616332538

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348 pages


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Derviš in smrt  by  Meša Selimović

Derviš in smrt by Meša Selimović
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Ahmed Nuruddin is sheikh of a tekke, the head of a small religious order in an Ottoman Bosnian town. Forty, hes a settled, respected member of the community, until pushed onto a new path by successive shocks: the arrest of his brother & anMoreAhmed Nuruddin is sheikh of a tekke, the head of a small religious order in an Ottoman Bosnian town.

Forty, hes a settled, respected member of the community, until pushed onto a new path by successive shocks: the arrest of his brother & an encounter with a fugitive from justice. These lead him to question previous certainties & bring him into conflict with local authorities. He becomes part of the political system himself. Ill-suited to that, he comes to an unhappy end.Death & the Dervish follows the 1st-person perspective of Nuruddin, with little dialog & much introspective soul-searching. It isnt difficult to read. Tho superficially sparse, it maintains continuous suspense.

Theres a fascinating array of other characters, seen thru Nuruddins sometimes insightful, sometimes naive eyes: his fellow dervishes- his friend Hassan, the unsettled black sheep of his family, in love with a Dalmatian Christian- Hassans father & sister- townspeople- & religious & secular officials. Nuruddin also looks back at his experiences as a soldier.Nuruddins angst is often philosophical, his thinking foreign, convincingly that of a Muslim religious recluse, in many ways narrow & parochial.

But his quandries are universal. Death & the Dervish is an evocation of Ottoman Bosnia, of a world now past, but above all the story of an individual struggling to find himself & maintain his integrity & dignity in a hostile political landscape. (Parts were inspired by events in Selimovics life & in modern Yugoslavian history.) Nuruddin isnt an antihero.

Hes a man profoundly troubled, a thinker rather than a doer, ill-equipped for the challenges he faces.Death & the Dervish is a masterfully compelling psychological study & a spell-binding novel which approaches poetry in the intensity of its language. Its hard to believe it took 30 years for an English translation to appear.--Danny Yee (edited)



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