This is a string of newly translated as well as already published stories by the classic Serbian author of the greatest significance in Eastern European literature. This volume includes numerous examples of the oppression of women and the disaster that ensues if any should defy the established rules. In addition to evoking this society, Andric has woven into it a more personal experience of the categories which society assigns to women.
Ivo Andric (1892-1975) was a novelist, short story writer, and awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 1961 "for the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country".
Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: The Wisdom Effect-Ivo Andric the Storyteller; Love in the Kasaba; An Uneasy Year; Corkan and the German Tightrope Walker; Byron in Sintra; Maltreatment; The Surveyor and Julka; Ojujaci; Thirst; Miracle at Olovo; In the Camp; The Slave Girl; Zuja; Loves; Woman on the Rock; The Pasha's Concubine; Anika's Times; A Family Portrait; The Snake; The Tanners; The Game; An Ivory Woman; Jelena, the Woman Who Is Not