Ivo Andrić – The Damned Yard | Review

71fs06pn4ql-_sx310_bo1204203200_The Damned Yard, or Prokleta Avlija originally is a short book by Ivo Andrić, the literature nobelist. I definitely wasn’t very excited when i saw this book on my school reading list. I never quite liked the concept of Andrić and found his work dull.

Needless to say I was surprised when I really liked this short book. It was very gripping and filled with the most interesting stories of ordinary and nothing but ordinary people. I almost screamed when I stumbled upon one of my all time favorite topics – The Borgias. The writing was exquisite and l310_1uxurious. I couldn’t stop reading and ended up finishing the book in less than 30 minutes.

The book tells the story of inhabitants of a prison called Prokleta Avlija – The Damned Yard. The characters are intriguing and have very vivid back-stories which obviously build their personalities.

In conclusion, I would recommend this book, so if it is unavoidable to read it do not be as presumptuous and prejudiced as me and simply dive into it.


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One Response to Ivo Andrić – The Damned Yard | Review

  1. I really want to read this collection of short stories by Andric. I was fortunate enough to visit Visegrad where he grew up.

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