|born on||10 October 1892 at 01:36:48 (= 01:36:48 AM )|
|Place||Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegowina, 44n14, 17e40|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||17°10' 09°46 Asc. 26°25'|
Writer of novels and short stories in the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961.
Andrić studied in Poland and Austria. His potential as a writer of both prose and verse was recognized early, and his reputation was established with Ex Ponto (1918), a contemplative, lyrical prose work written during his internment by Austro-Hungarian authorities for nationalistic political activities during World War I. Collections of his short stories were published at intervals from 1920 onward.
Following World War I, he entered the Yugoslavian diplomatic service. Although his career took him to Rome, Bucharest, Madrid, Geneva, and Berlin, it was his native province, with its wealth of ethnic types, that provided the themes and psychological studies to be found in his works. Writing during periods when Serbo-Croatian was officially considered one language in Yugoslavia, Andrić first used its Croatian form and later its Serbian form. He is claimed as part of Croatian literature, Serbian literature, and Bosnian literature. His works are written soberly, in language of great beauty and purity. The Nobel Prize committee commented particularly on the “epic force” with which he handled his material, especially in The Bridge on the Drina.
He died 13 March 1975.
Starkman quotes the website: http://postjugo.filg.uj.edu.pl/baza/texts_display.php?id=504
"Andric was born on the night 9/10 October 1892"
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize