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Derviš i smrt

4.54  ·  Rating Details ·  4,929 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published 2009 by Marso (first published 1966)
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Lars K Jensen
Jan 28, 2013 Lars K Jensen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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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Sawsan
Nov 27, 2014 Sawsan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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؟

يبدأ بعد موت أخوه في اكتشاف حقيقة الحياة والناس, والأهم اكتشاف نفسه بكل ما فيها من ضعف وحيرة وتساؤلات
ماذا يحدث بعد أن يصل الدرويش للسلطة؟ هل يحكم لصالح نفسه أم يحتكم للعدالة والضمير
أفكار وموضوعات كثيرة تعرضها ا
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Emina
Mar 06, 2017 Emina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, 2017
I opet 5+
Svaki put nađem novi smisao i svaki put me još više oduševi ovo maestralno djelo.
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, nezah
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Ivana S.

There's only one word I can use for this book - MASTERPIECE!!!
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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Betül
Apr 19, 2016 Betül rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All we try to do in life is have a congruent and balanced view about the world, people and what's happening around us. And we try to protect our safe zone often ignoring and dismissing the things that not fit in our congruent view about the life. We believe in that we live in a just world, suffering people suffer because they must have done something to deserve this (!) And, what happens if our congruent world attacks us from behind and then we become the object of injustice? Can we manage to pr ...more
Rebecca Duncan
Feb 06, 2011 Rebecca Duncan rated it it was amazing
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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Mona
Oct 04, 2013 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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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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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Marko Đaković
Sep 15, 2015 Marko Đaković rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Čitao bih ovu knjigu godinu dana, reč po reč, da mogu što više da upijem svaku reč, svaku maestralnu rečenicu. Sjajno sjajno sjajno.
Sara Zovko
Dec 04, 2016 Sara Zovko rated it really liked it
Malo je pisaca s ovih prostora koji znaju pisati kao Selimović .
Ovo je poezija u prozi, pjesma o samoći, odvojenosti od svijeta i tuzi zbog izgubljene ljubavi.
Erik Graff
Mar 24, 2010 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  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.

Weltschmerz
Mar 15, 2013 Weltschmerz rated it it was amazing
Proza, a poezija. Hrana za dušu. Čista umetnost. Nije za svakoga, ali ni ne može da bude, a to ne kažem zato što sam intelektualni snob, već zato što da li će vam se ova knjiga svideti zavisi gotovo isključivo od vašeg senzibiliteta.
Krešo Kargačin
Krešo Kargačin rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2016
Sandra15
Nov 02, 2011 Sandra15 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Yehia Nasser
Jul 26, 2015 Yehia Nasser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
من اروع ماقرات
Jelena
Aug 10, 2016 Jelena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Мислим да се о најомиљенијој књизи нема шта рећи. Ненормално је колико ова књига сједа. од трећег средње па до данас.
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
May 08, 2013 Goran Markov rated it it was amazing
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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Sanja Kanazir
Jan 27, 2014 Sanja Kanazir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"...
Dragana
Oct 04, 2009 Dragana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Bible
Paul Fulcher
Jun 24, 2014 Paul Fulcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
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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Lada Fleur
Sep 09, 2016 Lada Fleur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this novel as part of regular secondary literary educational programme yet i rested on a partial incomprehension of its content. I think what was difficult at first was the fact that the narrator or the the first person of this story his story and history is the chief of Tekia, Muslim soufi religious place., and his solitary preoccupation more mundane things, of daily level of day-to-day morality. Still, the book is excellent. One cannot deny the fact. There is everything one has to wish ...more
Larry
Apr 08, 2013 Larry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Emina
Aug 25, 2015 Emina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dervis ve Ölüm: Ben bu kitaba nasıl denk geldim, nasıl oldu da rafta gözüme çarptı ve ben nasıl oldu da ölüm lafına hiç takılmadan bu kitabı alıp iki günde okudum hiç anlamış değilim. Bu zamana kadar hiç duymamış dahi olmamı büyük kayıp saydım. Okudum en etkili romanlardan -ya da psikanaliz mi demeliyim- biri.
Öncelikle çevirisi muhteşem. Mahmut Kıratlı müthiş bir dil zenginliği ile çevirmiş. Bence en az yazar Mesa Selimovic kadar Mahmut Kıratlı da türkçe cevirisinden dolayı takdiri hak ediyor.
Ki
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Sara Nasr
Jul 10, 2014 Sara Nasr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 19, 2013 Ivy Mae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Ron
Mar 20, 2012 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read my review at my blog.
César Carranza
Apr 21, 2014 César Carranza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I guess is one of the best books what I read, this mix of cultures, is simply great!!
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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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“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...” 135 likes
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