The Fortress

The Fortress

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A novel on 18th century Sarajevo under Ottoman rule, featuring a soldier returned from the wars. A Muslim, he marries a Christian girl who supports him while he dabbles in politics, eventually leading a raid to rescue a friend from jail....

Title:The Fortress
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780810117136
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    The Fortress Reviews

  • Vit Babenco

    Meša Selimović writes with profound wisdom and every page in the book is permeated with the deepest understanding of human misery and wretchedness.The Fortress begins with the submersion in darkness...

  • Branimir

    I read this book long ago, back in high school. It left a really deep mark on me, it changed the way I, a young teen, viewed the world - exactly the thing a good book is supposed to do. The author, Me...

  • Ivana S.

    This book is phenomenal! Beautiful writing, brilliant character development, interesting story, smooth combination of philosophy and everyday life - ''The Fortress'' is one of those books you need to ...

  • Du?ko Unchained

    I can't tell how this book's lines and sentences "sound" in English, but I really hope it's, as near as possible, close to original version, simply because almost every single sentence that Meša Seli...

  • Ed

    Why I feel compelled to include in all my 'reviews' some background on why I read a book, who recommended/gave it to me, etc: I write these primarily as an exercise/diary for my own benefit and it's n...

  • Grammaticus Kidco

    comes by way of this american life 9/6/13, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio... How I Got Into College, parts 2-3, by michael lewis about emir kamenica (and lauren ames) and the stories about ours...

  • Valentina Markasovi?

    An amazing book. Although it's set in Ottoman Empire, the plot can be applied to any time, which makes it so interesting to read. It's not an easy and fast read, you have to be patient with this book,...

  • Bojan Tunguz

    Ahmet Shabo is a young man from 18th century Ottoman Bosnia, who returns to his native Sarajevo after experiencing all the horrors of war during battles in distant Russia. The war has a major psycholo...

  • John Farebrother

    Another of Selimović's masterpieces. In many ways it is a variation on the theme of Derviš i smrt, although its reputation as a great book in its own right is fully justified. Like its predecessor, ...

  • A. Bookzilla.

    But may God forgive you, your petty soul was none of your choosing, it was given to you. You were the last in the queue when there were no other, better ones left. ...