Book #42: The Bridge on the Drina

The Bridge on the Drina

by Ivo Andrić

The Bridge on the Drina is the only book in the reading project that has a transportation device as its main characters. The story relates the significant and insignificant events that occur near this bridge during a four hundred year period. Although the story is fictional, the bridge is real, and still exists today in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslavia. In 2007, the United Nations designated the bridge as a World Heritage site.

The Bridge on the Drina was originally published in the Serbo-Croatian language. In 1959, Lovett F. Edwards translated the English edition that I will read for the project. The paperback copy I obtained is from the University of Chicago Press, and is 300 pages long.

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