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Ahmed Nuruddin is sheikh of a tekke, the head of a small religious order in an Ottoman Bosnian town. Forty, he's a settled, respected member of the community, until pushed onto a new path by successive shocks: the arrest of his brother & an encounter with a fugitive from justice. These lead him to question previous certainties & bring him into conflict with local a ...more
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Published (first published 1966)
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Lars K Jensen
Imagine a bag of candy with 455 pieces of the most delicious pieces of candy inside. Each is so delicate and mouth-watering that you feel the need to expand the joy to as many minutes as possible, and it sweetens the soul, just like it does the tongue.

This is basically what this book was like to me. It's not an easy read (and thank God for that), but it's great literature. Such great literature.

The book (written 1962-66 and a classic in Yugoslav literature) is set in Sarajevo under Ottoman rule
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Iluzija O. Istini
Svjesna sam da ce ovaj osvrt biti u potpunoj opreci ocjeni koja je navedena poviše, ali samo vrhunska knjiga može potresti osjecaje toliko da je zavolis ili zamrzis.

Citajuci pocetak i primjecujuci gotovo ludjacku opsjednutost grijehom koja je izvirala iz glevnog lika, sjetila sam se svih ljudi koji su mi knjigu preporucili ili pohvalili. Tko je tu lud? Pisac, oni ili ja? Toliko je realno lik docaran.

Realan ili ne, prezirem ga svakom strunom svog, nadam se, zdravog razuma. Optereceno, nezahvalno
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Ivana S.

There's only one word I can use for this book - MASTERPIECE!!!
Mona

أي حجر من الأساس في داخلي تزحزح فأخذ كل شيئ في التداعي و الإنهيار؟
تقع أحداث الرواية في القرن 18 في البوسنة " ساراييفو" خلال الحكم العثماني وتحكي عن الشيخ أحمد نور الدين شيخ التكية المولاوية و المحارب السابق والذي كان يؤمن بان السلطة هي مرادفة للعدل و الامن حتى أعتقل اخوه و قتل على ايدي السلطات بدون تهمة واضحة فكان هذا بمثابة الحجر الذي تزحزح ويتعامل مع الحدث بالكراهية و النسيان ثم يدخل الى السلطة ويمارس العنف بدوره ضد أقرب الأصدقاء لديه. وهكذا يتحول الشيخ أحمد من مشروع متمرد على السلطة الى مشارك
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Zeljka
Meša Selimović je bio genije. Dostojevski naših krajeva, definitivno. Kako je uspio tako uvjerljivo dočarati čovjeka toliko nabijenog emocijama, strahovima i obzirima, i usput nam otkrivati tako divne, tužne i istinite misli o životu! Uživala sam u svakoj toj misli...
Bilo je teško gledati sa strane kako se taj derviš uništava, kako sve one iluzije koje je imao o životu i ljudima propadaju u vodu i on sam postaje ono što je prezirao. Bilo je tako tužno to promatrati i znati da ne možeš ništa učin
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Marija
ENGLISH

"People despise everyone who succeeds and hate the ones who surpass them. Get used to scorn if you want peace and hate if you agree to fight"

BOSNIAN

“Ljudi preziru sve one koji ne uspiju, a mrze one koji se uspnu iznad njih; Navikni se na prezir ako želis mir, ili na mržnju ako pristaneš na borbu...”
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I read this book back in high school and it was a school assignment. The writer of this book is from the city where I went to school. Our teacher urged us to rea
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Sawsan
"كنت أعتقد أن العدل ضرورة"
هذا ما كان يعتقده الشيخ أحمد نور الدين, الدرويش
الذي يعرف الحق لكنه لا يعرف كيف يدافع عنه
ويحزن للظلم ولا يعرف كيف يسعى للحصول على العدل
تقبض السلطة على أخوه بدون وجه حق, ويتردد في عمل ما يجب عليه عمله لإنقاذه
فهل العدالة لابد أن تتحقق بوسائل وأساليب نزيهة وسليمة؟

بعد موت أخوه, يبدأ في اكتشاف حقيقة الحياة والناس, والأهم اكتشاف نفسه بكل ما فيها من ضعف وحيرة وتساؤلات
وما إن يصل الدرويش للسلطة, يجد نفسه في مكان من كان يكرههم من قبل, يحكم لصالح نفسه ولا يحتكم للعدالة والضمير

أف
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Rebecca Duncan
This book is a huge favorite of mine and I'm quite surprised that I haven't written about it - yet.

But I'm here now to correct that and to pay homage to this unprecedented masterpiece of, I dare to say, world literature.
When I first came across this book, I was frankly very, very, unimaginably young and even more so immature. But, even at that period in my life, I din't fail to recognize that this novel is like a rare diamond that not many people are allowed to discover,understand and accept.

Not
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Erik Graff
Feb 10, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: South Slavs
Recommended to Erik by: A.M.
Shelves: literature
My closest Bosnian friend gave this to me after I'd read Ivo Andric's Bridge on the Drina. This is not as accessible a book as Andric's masterpiece. Drawing a comparison, Andric is Tolstoy while Selimović is Dostoevsky. While Andric gives you everything you need to know to appreciate his book, Selimović presupposes the reader knows enough to fill in the background.

Sandra15
I read this book long time ago. Regarding Meša Selimović as an author, there can only be one conclusion - almost every sentence of his novels could be copied, memorized and quoted somewhere. His genius cannot be completely translated into foreign languages. The true heart of his recountals and descriptions is hidden in and interwoven with delicate fibres of his native language, Serbo - Croatian.
Fulya İçöz
Nasıl başlasam bilemiyorum. Önce çevirmeni öveyim, çevirmen Mahmut Kıratlı inanılmaz zengin bir Türkçeyle çevirmiş kitabı Sırpça'dan. Ahmet Cemal'den beri bu kadar takdir ettiğim bir çevirmen çıkmamıştı. Meşa Selimoviç'e gelince, şiir gibi bir roman yazmış. İnsan ruhunu ters yüz etmiş, kitap 450 sayfa olmasına rağmen hızla okudum. Hele son iki günde 200 sayfayı devirdim. Selimoviç'in kendi kardeşinin haksızca öldürülüşü üzerine kaleme aldığı bu roman ölüm korkusu ve yaşama isteği üzerine bir içe ...more
Goran Markov
A book about self analysis. A book about sacrifice. A book about life, religion, feelings and the impact of the society on a religious figure not really able to adapt and become what was expected of him...just another slave to his consciousness.

This story is a powerful psychological drama, filled with philosophical view of the world.

Ahmed Nurudin, a derviš (poor muslim ascet), must find a way to cope with the world that's surrounding him...he must try to explain to himself the arrest of his br
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Sara Nasr
التوقيت من جديد !
هذا الكتاب كان انعكاسا لما يدور في ذهني ونفسي منذ فترة طويلة، لم أركز مع الأحداث كثيرا، ولكن في "المعاني" التي تناولها الكاتب..
أحمد نور الدين البطل الدرويش شيخ التكية الذي حاول إخراج أخيه المظلوم من السجن إلى أن يفاجأ بأن "السُلطة" قتلت أخاه في ظرف غامض ثم يتغير منظور نور الدين إلى "السلطة" ومعنى "العدالة"
باختصار هذه قصة الرواية.. إلا أنني رأيتها أكبر من هذه الأحداث الرتيبة..
هي رواية الأسئلة! أو سؤال الحياة.. سؤال العدالة، والسلطة، والقوة والضعف والخيانة والنسيان والشرف والا
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Ivy Mae
Najradije bih joj dala 10 zvjezdica, ovo je jedna od rijetkih knjiga koja mi se uvukla duboko pod kozu.. Primijetila sam da sam tih dana cesto plakala, a tek kasnije sam shvatila koliko me knjiga duboko potresla.. jednostavno masterpiece :)
Larry
This was a difficult book to read. Not because the author has no skills. Not because the storyline is boring or confusing. At it's best, which is a great deal of the time, the book is lucid, interesting, compelling even, and easily relatable for the reader. Written almost entirely in the first person of the main character, it is often like walking around inside someone's head, listening to them sharing their thoughts with you, and occasionally just slipping off to talk only to themselves. And th ...more
Paul Fulcher
This is why I love translated fiction: a book written in the 1960s, which took 30 years to be translated into English and has languished in relative obscurity since, but an outstanding read.

The plot of the Death and the Dervish is relatively straightforward. The narrator, a Dervish living in Ottoman-ruled Bosnia, has his life turned upside down when his brother is arrested. The novel tells of his Kafkesque struggles with the authorities to discover of what his brother id accused, his desparate a
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Jonathan yates
The reason to read this book is pretty clear, first its beautiful, its a slow meditative beautiful story of a fictional past which for me is also a world far away, each page is slow and the details are full of color and light, sighing and the distant sounds of brooks
but secondly because like in all great literature there is something to learn here, this book is a wonderful study of the relation between the individual and the authority of governance-we all have relations to authority in our lives
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Damjan
"Toga dana mi ćemo reći paklu: Jesi li se napunio?
A pakao će odgovoriti: Ima li još?"
Sanja Kanazir
Jedna od mojih omiljenih recenica ikada: "Cetrdeset mi je godina, ružno doba: covjek je jos mlad da bi imao zelja, a vec star da ih ostvaruje"...
Violet
I've read this in the original language..one of the best books I've ever read. It's very philosophical and profound, left a great impression on me.
Ana
This is, without a doubt, the most beautifully written book I have ever read.
Christina
One of the best novels ever written.
Mai Amin
لم اكن اعرف انه كان تعيسا الي هذا الحد
لم اكن اعرف انه كان تعيسا الي هذا الحد

اخر كلمات حسن علي موت صديقه راوي الكتاب الدرويش "احمد نور الدين" شيخ تكيه الطريقه المولويه .. المعذب بنفسه و الامه بدينه و اخيه .. صديقه و حتي اسمه .. "نور الدين"

ممتاز و رائع برغم ان القصه مش مبهره بس روعه و جمال الوصف
ظلم السلطه .. طمع المنصب .. صراع الانسان و نفسه .. استغلال الدين .. كلها مشاهد متداوله في كتب كتير لكن مش بالروعه دي للحظه تمنيت اني اكون بعرف اللغه الاصليه للكاتب عشان يوصلي احساسه كامل و وصفه من غير و
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Bookmaniac70
Как се променят животът, себеоценката си, моралните устои на един човек, който бива внезапно изваден от точката си на равновесие? Липсата на действие създава илюзията за безпогрешност, но изведнъж въвлечен в поредица от действия, дервишът Ахмед не може да спре лавинообразните им последици. Изключително дълбок, философски роман, върху който може дълго да се разсъждава.

Ревю за "Аз чета"
Muhammed Cinsdikici
Merhabalar kitabin eski baskisi ile ilgili yorumum;

Kitabin tanitiminda cok ciddi bir hata oldugunu dusunuyorum. "Mutlak dini dogrular" uzerine kurulu bir dunyasi yok "Dervis"'in.. Aksine dinde olmayan ve dinde varmis gibi zannettigi dogrulari var.

Yugoslavya ve cevresindeki Mevlevi/Bektasi kulturunun goruntulenmesi acisindan onemli bir kitap.

Ancak belirttigim gibi, Dervis'in -yani Mevlevi seyhi olarak takdim edilen kisinin- inanclarinda yanlislar var. Ve bu asla Islam dininin mutlak dogrulari se
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Jan Jørgensen
Dette er et mesterværk af en bog!

Sproget er helt i top og man føler sig grebet af fortællerstilen fra første siden. Handlingen er ikke stor men tankerne der beskriver handlingen giver historien uendelig fylde hvor man som læser lader sig rive med ind.
Jeg vil varmt anbefale denne bog til alle der søger lidt læsning med kød og dybde.
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Mehmed "Meša" Selimović was a Yugoslav and a Bosnian writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the greatest Bosnian writers of the 20th century. His most famous works deal with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the culture of the Bosniak inhabitants of the Ottoman province of Bosnia.
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