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His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under Ottoman rule. 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 After the war, he studied South Slavic history and literature at universities in Zagreb and Graz , eventually attaining his Ph. He worked in the diplomatic service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from to and again from to In , he became Yugoslavia's ambassador to Germany , but his tenure ended in April with the German-led invasion of his country.
The Committee cited "the epic force with which he In subsequent years, he received a number of awards in his native country. A number of other cities in the former Yugoslavia also have streets bearing his name. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, beginning in the s 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. Culturally, the city boasted a strong Germanic element, and the curriculum in educational institutions was designed to reflect this. For a time, he lost his scholarship due to poor grades.
He began writing in secondary school, but received little encouragement from his mother. He recalled that when he showed her one of his first works, she replied: "Did you write this? What did you do that for? At the time, he was still a secondary school student. The historian Wayne S. Its members were vehemently criticized by both Serb and Croat nationalists, who dismissed them as "traitors to their nations". On 28 February , he spoke before a crowd of student protesters at Sarajevo's railway station, urging them to continue their demonstrations.
This led to his being reprimanded by the university. While in Vienna, he joined South Slav students in promoting the cause of Yugoslav unity and worked closely with two Yugoslav student societies, the Serbian cultural society Zora Dawn and the Croatian student club Zvonimir , which shared his views on "integral Yugoslavism" the eventual assimilation of all South Slav cultures into one.
In , he was one of the contributors to Hrvatska mlada lirika Croatian Youth Lyrics and continued to publish translations, poems and reviews. As the month progressed, the two became increasingly uneasy about the escalating political crisis that followed the Archduke's assassination and eventually led to the outbreak of World War I. Given that most of his friends had already been arrested for nationalist activities, he was certain the same fate would befall him. He arrived there on 22 March and was placed under the supervision of local Franciscan friars.
In return, he assisted the parish priest and taught religious songs to pupils at the monastery school. And she can't grasp all that has happened to me in that time, nor the whole of my crazy, cursed existence.
She cries, kisses me and laughs in turn. Like a mother. He was thus registered with a non-combat unit until February of the following year. On 2 July , Emperor Charles declared a general amnesty for all of Austria-Hungary's political prisoners. He was then transferred to the Reservospital in Zenica, where he received treatment for several months before continuing to Zagreb. He returned to Zagreb two weeks later.
All evidence suggests he had a strong distaste for the ceremony and pomp that accompanied his work in the diplomatic service, but according to Hawkesworth, he endured it with "dignified good grace". He was transferred to the consulate in Trieste , where he arrived on 9 December. A law had been passed stipulating that all civil servants had to have a doctoral degree. This gave him the opportunity to complete his Ph. D to be confirmed. He passed both his exams, and on 13 July, received his Ph.
Several days after receiving his Ph. In September, the Foreign Ministry granted his request. In October , he was assigned to the consulate in Marseille and again appointed vice-consul. His uncle had died in , his mother the following year, and upon arriving in France, he was informed that his aunt had died as well. He was succeeded by his ten-year-old son Peter , and a regency council led by Peter's uncle Paul was established to rule in his place until he turned Paul's government established closer economic and political ties with Germany.
Ten days later, a group of pro-Western Royal Yugoslav Air Force officers overthrew the regency and proclaimed Peter of age. This led to a breakdown in relations with Germany and prompted Adolf Hitler to order Yugoslavia's invasion. He declined on the basis that his staff would not be allowed to go with him. The country capitulated on 17 April and was subsequently partitioned between the Axis powers.
As he joined a column of refugees, he became ashamed that he was fleeing by himself, in contrast to the masses of people accompanied by their children, spouses and infirm parents. The same month, he was named president of the Yugoslav Writers' Union. He was decorated by the Presidium of the National Assembly for his services to the Yugoslav people in According to Hawkesworth, it is unlikely he joined the party out of ideological conviction, but rather to "serve his country as fully as possible".
He simply did not dare enter that area of life. The following March, he fell ill while on a trip to Cairo and had to return to Belgrade for an operation. He was obliged to cancel all promotional events in Europe and North America, but his works continued to be reprinted and translated into numerous languages. His health deteriorated steadily and he travelled little in his final years. He continued to write until , when his health took another turn for the worse. In December , he was admitted to a Belgrade hospital.
His remains were cremated, and on 24 April, the urn containing his ashes was buried at the Alley of Distinguished Citizens in Belgrade's New Cemetery. Most scholars have interpreted the eponymous bridge as a metonym for Yugoslavia, which was itself a bridge between East and West during the Cold War.
This, he surmised, would help future generations avoid the mistakes of the past, and was in line with his cyclical view of time. It includes a life-sized statue of the writer. Some went so far as to call for his Nobel Prize to be taken away. Most Bosniak criticism of his works appeared in the period immediately prior to the breakup of Yugoslavia and in the aftermath of the Bosnian War.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yugoslav writer and Nobel laureate. The whole of our society is snoring ungracefully; only the poets and revolutionaries are awake. And we do not know for whose glory he is born, nor for whose amusement he is destroyed. Prosveta , Belgrade short story collection Pripovijetke. Matica Hrvatska , Zagreb short story collection Nove pripovetke.
Matica srpska , Novi Sad novella Panorama. Rad , Belgrade short story collection Ljubav u kasabi: Pripovetke. Nolit , Belgrade short story collection Aska i vuk: Pripovetke. Prosveta , Belgrade short story collection Eseji i kritike. Matica srpska , Novi Sad private correspondence; posthumous. As a youth, he wrote in his native Ijekavian dialect, but switched to Serbia's Ekavian dialect while living in the Yugoslav capital.
The latter was used on his birth and marriage certificates, but all other documents read "Ivo". This may have been Chetnik propaganda to counteract the news that a number of intellectuals were swearing allegiance to the Partisans. Kusturica had previously constructed Drvengrad , an ethno-village in Western Serbia. Alexander, Ronelle In Mishkova, Diana ed. Financial Times. Banac, Ivo In Ramet, Sabrina P. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press. Farewell, Illyria. A Concise History of Bosnia.
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His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under Ottoman rule. 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 After the war, he studied South Slavic history and literature at universities in Zagreb and Graz , eventually attaining his Ph. He worked in the diplomatic service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from to and again from to In , he became Yugoslavia's ambassador to Germany , but his tenure ended in April with the German-led invasion of his country. The Committee cited "the epic force with which he In subsequent years, he received a number of awards in his native country.
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