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Death and the Dervish

Selimovic, Mesa {Author} with Bogdan Rakic and Stephen M. Dickey {Translated By}

ISBN 10: 0810112973 / ISBN 13: 9780810112971
Published by Northwestern University Press, 1996
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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"DEATH AND THE DERVISH is a first-person narrative told from the point of view of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery in the eighteenth century during the Turkish occupation. The spiritual leader of a group of Moslems, Sheikh Nuruddin has deliberately removed himself from the day-to-day activities of society." This book has 473 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 026996

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Title: Death and the Dervish

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Third Paperback Printing

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Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic. It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over the Balkans. When his brother is arrested, he must descend into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in his search to discover what happened to him. He narrates his story in the form of an elaborate suicide note, regularly misquoting the Koran. In time, he begins to question his relations with society as a whole and, eventually, his life choices in general. Hugely successful when published in the 1960s, Death and the Dervish is an enduring classic from twentieth-century Yugoslavia. 

About the Author:

Mesa Selimovic (1910–1982) was born in Tuzla, Bosnia. A writer of numerous award-winning novels, including The Fortress, he was among the most popular novelists in Yugoslavia.

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