Ivo Andric was born October 10, , in Docu, Bosnia. He was raised in Bosnia, a region of violent political turmoil for centuries. As a young patriot, Andric became associated with political organizations, leading to his imprisonment for three years during World War I. He was also under virtual house arrest during World War II. While imprisoned Andric wrote his most creative material as he explored the agonies of Bosnia's oppression and exploitation.
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His potential as a writer of both prose and verse was recognized early, and his reputation was established with Ex Ponto , a contemplative, lyrical prose work written during his internment by Austro-Hungarian authorities for nationalistic political activities during World War I.
Collections of his short stories were published at intervals from onward. Following World War I , he entered the Yugoslavian diplomatic service.
Although his career took him to Rome, Bucharest in Romania , Madrid, Geneva , and Berlin, it was his native province, with its wealth of ethnic types, that provided the themes and psychological studies to be found in his works.
Taking a different approach, Bosnian Story portrays the Bosnian milieu through the eyes of foreigners—the French, Austrian, and Ottoman consuls stationed in the city of Travnik at the time of Napoleon.
He is claimed as part of Croatian literature , Serbian literature , and Bosnian literature. His works are written soberly, in language of great beauty and purity. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Written By: Gordana P. See Article History. Britannica Quiz.
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Ex Ponto : Nemiri; Lirika
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Ex Ponto, Nemiri, Lirika
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