Ivo Andrić

  • ivo andrić
    frontal view of a bespectacled man
    ivo andrić, 1961
    bornivan andrić
    (1892-10-09)9 october 1892
    dolac, travnik, bosnia and herzegovina, austria-hungary
    died13 march 1975(1975-03-13) (aged 82)
    belgrade, serbia, yugoslavia
    resting placebelgrade new cemetery, serbia
    occupationwriter, diplomat, politician
    languageserbo-croatian
    nationalityyugoslav
    alma materuniversity of zagreb
    university of vienna
    jagiellonian university
    university of graz
    notable workthe bridge on the drina (1945)
    notable awardslegion honneur go ribbon.svg grand officer of the legion of honour (1937)
    nobel prize.png nobel prize in literature (1961)
    order of the hero of socialist labour rib.png order of the hero of socialist labour (1972)
    years active1911–1974
    spouse
    milica babić
    (m. 1958; died 1968)

    signature
    website
    ivoandric.org.rs

    ivo andrić (serbian cyrillic: Иво Андрић, pronounced [ǐːʋo ǎːndritɕ]; born ivan andrić; 9 october 1892 – 13 march 1975) was a yugoslav[a] novelist, poet and short story writer who won the nobel prize in literature in 1961. his writings dealt mainly with life in his native bosnia under ottoman rule.

    born in travnik in austrian-occupied bosnia, andrić attended high school in sarajevo, where he became an active member of several south slav national youth organizations. following the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand in june 1914, andrić was arrested and imprisoned by the austro-hungarian police, who suspected his involvement in the plot. as the authorities were unable to build a strong case against him, he spent much of the war under house arrest, only being released following a general amnesty for such cases in july 1917. after the war, he studied south slavic history and literature at universities in zagreb and graz, eventually attaining his ph.d in graz in 1924. he worked in the diplomatic service of the kingdom of yugoslavia from 1920 to 1923 and again from 1924 to 1941. in 1939, he became yugoslavia's ambassador to germany, but his tenure ended in april 1941 with the german-led invasion of his country. shortly after the invasion, andrić returned to german-occupied belgrade. he lived quietly in a friend's apartment for the duration of world war ii, in conditions likened by some biographers to house arrest, and wrote some of his most important works, including na drini ćuprija (the bridge on the drina).

    following the war, andrić was named to a number of ceremonial posts in yugoslavia, which had since come under communist rule. in 1961, the nobel committee awarded him the nobel prize in literature, selecting him over writers such as j. r. r. tolkien, robert frost, john steinbeck and e. m. forster. the committee cited "the epic force with which he ... traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from his country's history". afterwards, andrić's works found an international audience and were translated into a number of languages. in subsequent years, he received a number of awards in his native country. andrić's health declined substantially in late 1974 and he died in belgrade the following march.

    in the years following andrić's death, the belgrade apartment where he spent much of world war ii was converted into a museum and a nearby street corner was named in his honour. a number of other cities in the former yugoslavia also have streets bearing his name. in 2012, filmmaker emir kusturica began construction of an ethno-town in eastern bosnia that is named after andrić. as yugoslavia's only nobel prize-winning writer, andrić was well known and respected in his native country during his lifetime. in bosnia and herzegovina, beginning in the 1950s and continuing past the breakup of yugoslavia, his works have been disparaged by bosniak literary critics for their supposed anti-muslim bias. in croatia, his works were long shunned for nationalist reasons, and even briefly blacklisted following yugoslavia's dissolution, but were rehabilitated by the literary community at the start of the 21st century. he is highly regarded in serbia for his contributions to serbian literature.

  • early life
  • world war i
  • interwar period
  • world war ii
  • later life
  • influences, style and themes
  • legacy
  • bibliography
  • explanatory notes
  • references
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Ivo Andrić
Frontal view of a bespectacled man
Ivo Andrić, 1961
BornIvan Andrić
(1892-10-09)9 October 1892
Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary
Died13 March 1975(1975-03-13) (aged 82)
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Resting placeBelgrade New Cemetery, Serbia
OccupationWriter, diplomat, politician
LanguageSerbo-Croatian
NationalityYugoslav
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
University of Vienna
Jagiellonian University
University of Graz
Notable workThe Bridge on the Drina (1945)
Notable awardsLegion Honneur GO ribbon.svg Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (1937)
Nobel Prize.png Nobel Prize in Literature (1961)
Order of the Hero of socialist labour Rib.png Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour (1972)
Years active1911–1974
Spouse
Milica Babić
(m. 1958; died 1968)

Signature
Website
ivoandric.org.rs

Ivo Andrić (Serbian Cyrillic: Иво Андрић, pronounced [ǐːʋo ǎːndritɕ]; born Ivan Andrić; 9 October 1892 – 13 March 1975) was a Yugoslav[a] novelist, poet and short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under Ottoman rule.

Born in Travnik in Austrian-occupied Bosnia, Andrić attended high school in Sarajevo, where he became an active member of several South Slav national youth organizations. Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, Andrić was arrested and imprisoned by the Austro-Hungarian police, who suspected his involvement in the plot. As the authorities were unable to build a strong case against him, he spent much of the war under house arrest, only being released following a general amnesty for such cases in July 1917. After the war, he studied South Slavic history and literature at universities in Zagreb and Graz, eventually attaining his Ph.D in Graz in 1924. He worked in the diplomatic service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1920 to 1923 and again from 1924 to 1941. In 1939, he became Yugoslavia's ambassador to Germany, but his tenure ended in April 1941 with the German-led invasion of his country. Shortly after the invasion, Andrić returned to German-occupied Belgrade. He lived quietly in a friend's apartment for the duration of World War II, in conditions likened by some biographers to house arrest, and wrote some of his most important works, including Na Drini ćuprija (The Bridge on the Drina).

Following the war, Andrić was named to a number of ceremonial posts in Yugoslavia, which had since come under communist rule. In 1961, the Nobel Committee awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, selecting him over writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Frost, John Steinbeck and E. M. Forster. The Committee cited "the epic force with which he ... traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from his country's history". Afterwards, Andrić's works found an international audience and were translated into a number of languages. In subsequent years, he received a number of awards in his native country. Andrić's health declined substantially in late 1974 and he died in Belgrade the following March.

In the years following Andrić's death, the Belgrade apartment where he spent much of World War II was converted into a museum and a nearby street corner was named in his honour. A number of other cities in the former Yugoslavia also have streets bearing his name. In 2012, filmmaker Emir Kusturica began construction of an ethno-town in eastern Bosnia that is named after Andrić. As Yugoslavia's only Nobel Prize-winning writer, Andrić was well known and respected in his native country during his lifetime. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, beginning in the 1950s and continuing past the breakup of Yugoslavia, his works have been disparaged by Bosniak literary critics for their supposed anti-Muslim bias. In Croatia, his works were long shunned for nationalist reasons, and even briefly blacklisted following Yugoslavia's dissolution, but were rehabilitated by the literary community at the start of the 21st century. He is highly regarded in Serbia for his contributions to Serbian literature.

Other Languages
العربية: إيفو أندريتش
aragonés: Ivo Andrić
azərbaycanca: İvo Andriç
تۆرکجه: ایوو آندریچ
Bân-lâm-gú: Ivo Andrić
беларуская: Іва Андрыч
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Іва Андрыч
български: Иво Андрич
bosanski: Ivo Andrić
brezhoneg: Ivo Andrić
буряад: Иво Андрич
català: Ivo Andrić
čeština: Ivo Andrić
Cymraeg: Ivo Andrić
Deutsch: Ivo Andrić
Ελληνικά: Ίβο Άντριτς
español: Ivo Andrić
Esperanto: Ivo Andrić
euskara: Ivo Andritx
français: Ivo Andrić
Gaeilge: Ivo Andrić
Gàidhlig: Ivo Andrić
galego: Ivo Andrić
հայերեն: Իվո Անդրիչ
hornjoserbsce: Ivo Andrić
hrvatski: Ivo Andrić
Ilokano: Ivo Andrić
Bahasa Indonesia: Ivo Andrić
interlingua: Ivo Andrić
italiano: Ivo Andrić
ქართული: ივო ანდრიჩი
қазақша: Иво Андрич
Kiswahili: Ivo Andric
kurdî: Ivo Andrić
latviešu: Ivo Andričs
lietuvių: Ivo Andrić
magyar: Ivo Andrić
македонски: Иво Андриќ
Bahasa Melayu: Ivo Andrić
Nederlands: Ivo Andrić
norsk nynorsk: Ivo Andrić
occitan: Ivo Andrić
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਈਵੋ ਆਂਦਰਿਚ
پنجابی: ایو ایندرک
Piemontèis: Ivo Andrić
polski: Ivo Andrić
português: Ivo Andrić
română: Ivo Andrić
русский: Андрич, Иво
саха тыла: Иво Андрич
slovenčina: Ivo Andrić
slovenščina: Ivo Andrić
српски / srpski: Иво Андрић
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ivo Andrić
svenska: Ivo Andrić
татарча/tatarça: Иво Андрич
тоҷикӣ: Андрич, Иво
Türkçe: Ivo Andrić
українська: Іво Андрич
Tiếng Việt: Ivo Andrić
Yorùbá: Ivo Andrić