Death and the Dervish

Death and the Dervish 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

  • Title: Death and the Dervish
  • Author: Meša Selimović Bogdan Rakić Stephen M. Dickey
  • ISBN: 9780810112971
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 discoveDeath 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.

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