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Gospođica (Bosnian Trilogy #3)

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"Gospođica" (The Woman from Sarajevo) by Andrić was originally published in 1945. and is one of the three novels that make up the "Bosnian Trilogy". The other two are "Bosnian Chronicle" and "The Bridge on the Drina".

The novel is set in the cities of Sarajevo and Belgrade during the first three decades of this century. The places and time are not incidentally chosen. Ivo A
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Paperback, 221 pages
Published by Dereta (first published 1945)
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Bill
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i can't believe i had to manually add this book to the goodreads database.andric won the nobel prize for literature for christ's sake.i'ts a pretty sad state of affairs that nobody is reading him at all.i have 3 of his novels, at least.

on top of that,this is a really great book, it's the story of a woman whose father becomes very rich, then loses it all, and just before he dies, he makes his daughter promise to be thrifty always and not make the same mistakes he did.well she takes this to heart
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Eirini
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5stars Πόσο απαίσια και αντιπαθητική ,αν και αξιολύπητη μέσα στη μονομανία της,"ηρωΐδα" αλλά πόσο ωραίο βιβλίο,τι καταπληκτικό ψυχογράφημα!Η γραφή του Άντριτς μου θύμησε παλιά καλά κλασικά βιβλία,με πολύ ωραία γλώσσα ,υπέροχες περιγραφές που ζωντανεύουν την εποχή ,τον χώρο και τους ανθρώπους και σε κάνουν να νιώθεις οτι τους βλέπεις και τους αγγίζεις.Η ίδια η Δεσποινίδα δεν σε αφήνει να την συμπαθήσεις.Ενώ στην αρχή την δικαιολογεις και στην πορεία κάποιες στιγμές την λυπάσαι ,καταλήγεις στο τ ...more
Anastasia
Κάπου το έχασα εγώ...κάπου με έχασε αυτό. Όταν ξεκινάς την ανάγνωση ενός βιβλίου με τόσο καλές κριτικές και ακόμη περισσότερο όταν ο συγγραφέας του έχει συνδέσει το όνομά του με ένα βραβείο Νόμπελ, θεωρώ πως είναι αδύνατον να μην έχεις υψηλές προσδοκίες. Η γραφή του Ivo Andrić είναι ωραία και η ανάγνωση κυλάει ροϊκά αλλά παρ' όλα αυτά σταμάτησα αρκετές φορές λόγω έλλειψης ενδιαφέροντος ή θεματικής στατικότητας. Είναι γεγονός πώς θίγει κάποια ζητήματα και πλαισιώνει την αφήγησή του σε ένα ωραία π ...more
Sophia
Είχα που λέτε αυτή την κατηγορία στον μαραθώνιο B.R.A.CE. 2017 ένα βιβλίο που κέρδισε το βραβείο Νόμπελ και ψάχνοντας στα αδιάβαστα βρήκα αυτό το βιβλίο. Το ξεκίνησα ψιλοαδιάφορα μιας και δεν είχα ιδέα τι και πως. Απλά ταίριαζε στην κατηγορία του μαραθωνίου και ήταν και σχετικά μικρό.

Τι διαμαντάκι είναι! Τι υπέροχο κείμενο! Πόσο ξεχωριστή η ηρωίδα και το σκεπτικό της. Παρασύρθηκα στην αφήγηση κι ενώ από την αρχή ξέρεις το τέλος, το πως οδηγήθηκε σε αυτό και το πως επέρχεται η κάθαρση είναι
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Nikos Karagiannakis
Διαβάζοντας μία μικρή περίληψη της πλοκής, δεν περίμενα να μου αρέσει τόσο, παρόλο που είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα για τον συγγραφέα. Το πάθος της ηρωίδας, η φυλαργυρία, απομονώνει τον άνθρωπο μέσα σε μία αποστειρωμένη γυάλα, αφήνοντας όλο τον υπόλοιπο κόσμο απ' έξω. Ή μήπως όχι;

Η περιγραφή της ζωής της Ράϊκα, της (αντι)ηρωίδας, γίνεται σε συνδιασμό με την ευρύτερη εικόνα της ζωής στην Βοσνία και τη Σερβία και εν συνεχεία στην ενωμένη Γιουγκοσλαβία. Η ζωντάνια και η ένταση με τις οποία περιγράφει τ
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Svetolik Taštinski
Ovo je bio samo mehanički trening posle duže pauze. Nivo koncentracije: bio sam svestan tek nekoliko pasusa. A sad valja nadoknaditi ovaj zaostatak za izazovom.
Marija Simić
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
...To i nije život, već štednja...

Jedna od onih knjiga, nakon koje se pitam Čemu sve to? Veoma gorka priča. Naime, gospođica očev savet uzima previše ozbiljno, pa je ono što je trebalo biti dobronameran savet, završi kao kakvo prokletstvo! Ne znam vredi li žaliti Rajku (jadno, izbezumljeno stvorenje potpuno zaboravlja na svoj sopstveni kaput u predsoblju!) - njoj je zaista bio potreban lekar, zbog srca mislim, ne zbog tvrdičluka - koji smatram da može biti i vrlina, u pravoj meri (šta više, mn
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Aba Mafalba
Aug 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nikos79
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the second book i 'm reading by Andric after i have read his masterpiece for many people "Bridge on Drina" which i had found excellent, and i liked it as much as the previous one.

As the title predisposes central figure of this book is "Miss". A very special, unique and interesting character. A woman, that an event during her puberty, changed completely her life, her thinking and generally her whole worldview, making her from a girl into a woman, cruel, greedy, distant, inhospitable to pe
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Iry
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ovaj roman mi je za razliku od drugih koje sam od njega citala, bio bas lagan za citanje. I nekako mi je cak i prenaglo zavrsio.

Dopada mi se sto se na pocetku radnja odvija u Sarajevu, pa znam mjesta koja spominje, a osvrce se i na pocetak Prvog svjetskog rata i ono sto ga je izazvalo.

Sama Gospodjica mi je kao lik zanimljiva i mislim da su njena razmisljanja pomalo zarazna. U periodu kad sam citala knjigu uhvatila sam par puta sebe kako razmisljam kao ona, odnosno kako je to nesto sto vidim oko
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Nikola Jankovic
"Nebo je nad Beogradom prostrano i visoko, promenljivo a uvek lepo. ... Uvek lepo i bogato, kao naknada ovoj čudnoj varoši za sve ono čega u njoj nema i uteha zbog svega onog što ne bi trebalo da bude."

Andrićev na prvi pogled jednostavan roman, koji u centar postavlja životnu priču potpuno jednodimenzionalne ličnosti, Rajke Radaković, devojke iz Sarajeva koja nakon smrti oca obećava da će život utemeljiti na štednji. Iz dana u dan, u toj svojoj nameri je sve revnosnija, postaje tvrdica koja prež
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Alina
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vocês não fazem ideia do que foi para mim ler este livro. Isto pode soar estranho, mas o facto é que à medida que ia lendo (especialmente durante a primeira metade da obra) ia-me sentindo progressivamente enjoada e mal disposta ao ver o resultado do trauma de infância na personagem principal, Rajka, resultante da morte prematura do pai. A morte do seu adorado pai e as suas últimas palavras levaram a que a sua pequena filha fosse abandonando gradualmente todo o seu lado humanitário. Para além dis ...more
Maja Z
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
If this story was a colour, I would say it is
some dark colour, maybe deep marine blue, or brown.
ilona
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kako ovaj čovek kroz sudbinu jednog malog običnog čoveka dočara celu jednu zemlju i njen raznovrsni narod! Divan prikaz Sarajeva tokom Prvog svetskog rata i Beograda izmedju dva rata.
David Seruyange
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would expect that my reading of The Woman from Sarajevo as religious would inspire some surprise but I could only find it fitting for a work that devotes itself to some heavily metaphysical overtones in the nature of life, death, and the accumulation of money. The book begins with this question in mind by having as its prolog a short summary of the death of the main character, Raika Radakovich, whose life we discover in narrative form after we know how and when she dies. I use the word metaphy ...more
Wayward Child
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rodiš se, naučiš da čitaš i pišeš, pročitaš prvu knjigu i od tog trenutka tvoj cilj postaje karijera u književnosti. A, onda pročitaš roman poput Gospođice i potoneš, shvativši da nikada nećeš posedovati ni Andrićevo suptilno opažanje života i ljudi, ni talenat da opaženo preneseš na papir. Ovakvi opisi, ovakve deskripcije koje imaju toliko života u sebi da gotovo kao da plešu pred očima, ovakve savršene reči – sve to pre podseća na delo nekog višeg bića, a ne „običnog, malog“ čoveka.
Lik Gospođi
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Ioannis Savvas
Η Δεσποινίδα είναι ένα καταπληκτικό ψυχογράφημα μιας γυναίκας που στη διάρκεια του Πρώτου Παγκόσμιου Πολέμου, στο Σαράγεβο, γίνεται στυγνή αργυραμοιβός, για να εκπληρώσει την τελευταία επιθυμία του πολυαγαπημένου πατέρα της. Ουσιαστικά ασυνείδητα, συναισθηματικά ανάπηρη, χωρίς να καταλαβαίνει τι κάνει, δίχως συναίσθηση του πόνου που προκαλεί στους συνανθρώπους της βάζει το κέρδος ως μοναδικό στόχο της ζωής της. Πλουτίζει, αλλά χάνει τη ζωή της, μεταφορικά, αφού δεν ζει για τίποτα άλλο -ούτε για ...more
Susanna Rautio
Andrićin neidillä on pakkomielle ja se on raha. Tai ylipäätään omaisuus. Jos neiti eläisi nyt, hän olisi pörssikeinottelija ja sijoittajasankari. Melkein harmittaa neidin puolesta, että vuosisadan alun Balkanilla oli kovin vähän sijoitusmahdollisuuksia.

Neidin kauppiasisä teki vararikon. Se oli kauppiaan tyttärelle kohtalokasta. Ihmisillä on tapana kuolinvuoteella pyydellä tekojaan anteeksi ja neuvoa seuraavaa sukupolvea toimimaan paremmin.

On jotenkin outoa lukea rahaan hullaantuvan tyttären tari
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Matea
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
'Vreme muči i zamara samo one koji žive zauzeti jedino ništavnim brigama o svojoj ličnosti i svojim uživanjima, ali ono je kratko i neosetno onima koji, zaboravljajući sebe, rade ma na kakvom poslu koji ih prevazilazi, mereno veličinom jednog smelog i neostvarenog sna, ono gotovo i ne postoji.'

'Jer i najveće pustinje imaju svoje proleće, pa ma kako kratko i neprimetno bilo.'

'Takva je ta ovdašnja životinja što se zove čovek: svemu će se prikloniti, svemu samo da bi mogla da traje tu na zemlji pod
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Sandra
Jun 02, 2015 added it
Ovo je priča o osobenjaštvu usamljeničkog života, o strastima i slastima tvrdičluka. O "trpežu i krpežu", neočekivanim obrtima sudbine i o naizgled beslovesnoj trpeljivosti. O "tvrđavi zvanoj milion", o zavetu i spremnosti na žrtve zbog onih koje volimo, o preuveličanom strahu od troškova svih vrsta i (paradoksalno) o trošenju sopstvenog života...
Najupečatljivija scena : razgovor sa očevim grobom.
Diana
Sep 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Прекалено предвидима е и това някак засенчва майсторството, с което Андрич е изградил образите на героите си и е предал разрухата, безнадежността и сбърканите идеали - техни и на цялото сръбско общество в годините на ІСВ и Голямата депресия.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Aug 10, 2015 marked it as to-read
Gospođica (Bosnian Trilogy #3), Ivo Andrić
Νατάσσα
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Υπέροχο!
João Alves
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tradução de Ilse Losa e Manuela Delgado.
Roula Maggina
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Η πιο ενδιαφέρουσα αντι-ηρωιδα που έχω διαβάσει ποτέ σε βιβλίο!
Ουσιαστικά περιγράφει την ζωή μιας νεαρής κοπέλας στα ταραγμένα Βαλκάνια του Α Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου.
Στο βιβλίο υπάρχουν ελάχιστοι χαρακτήρες, καμία παράλληλη ιστορία και ως αναγνώστης βρίσκεσαι εγκωβισμένος στα δεσμά του μυαλού της Δεσποινίδας να αναρωτιέσαι για τις πράξεις της.
Απλοικό και συνάμα υπέροχο ανάγνωσμα για τις φυλακές που δημιουργεί το μυαλό μας
John Farebrother
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is another Andrić book that tells part of the history of the Balkans through a tale about an individual. In this case, a spinster-miser is blind to the tumultuous upheavals taking place around her, as Yugoslavia comes into being, and is racked by further foreign intervention. It casts into sharp relief the tension that exists between individual aspiration, and the duty to play one's part in wider society and national history.
Bruno Kos
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This short novel (210 pages), in my view, is much better than many short novels (primarily written by Russian authors) which are usually mentioned in lists of greatest books. If I'm not mistaken, Andrić's works is not as known as it should be, which is really unfortunate.
George
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to George by: Radostina Stoyanova
Δεν ξέρω τι πιστεύετε, εγώ πάντως την λυπήθηκα.
Imen Benyoub
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely brilliant book..
Paulo Martins
A "menina":
Personagem asquerosa, através da qual se retrata uma perspectiva do pior da mentalidade humana, quando se perde em futilidade e despreza qualquer réstia de esperança, bondade e, obviamente, de felicidade.
Um ser obcecado, ausente.
Uma vida perdida, várias vidas perdidas.
Um desperdício, um obstáculo ao bem comum...
Enfim, é um conto muito interessante, que nos faz pensar, embora, seja algo duro e causador de sentimentos não lá muito agradáveis.
Gostei e aconselho.
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Ivan "Ivo" Andrić (Cyrillic: Иво Андрић) was a Yugoslav and Bosnian novelist, short story writer and Nobel prizewinner. His writings deal mainly with life in his native Bosnia under the Ottoman Empire. His house in Travnik is now a Museum. His Belgrade flat on Andrićev Venac hosts the Museum of Ivo Andrić and the Ivo Andrić Foundation.

After the Second World War, he spent most of his time in his Be
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“Jer, i najveće pustinje imaju svoje proleće, pa ma kako kratko i neprimetno bilo.” 60 likes
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