Title::125 Years from the Birth of Ivo Andric
Date of Issue:09.10.2017.
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad
Face value:0.90 BAM
Face value:0.90 BAM
Ivo Andric was born on October 9, 1892 in Dolac near Travnik in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As a two-year-old boy, he remains without a father, after which he and his mother move to live with her parents in Visegrad, where young Andric spends childhood and finishes elementary school. In 1903 he enrolled in the Sarajevo Grand Gymnasium. For high school days, Andric started to write poetry and in 1911 he published his first song "At Twilight".
As a Grammar School student, Andric was a fiery supporter of integral Yugoslavia, a member of the advanced nationalist movement Young Bosnia and a passionate fighter for the liberation of South Slavic nations from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. This great writer, in 1961, received the Nobel Prize for Literature "for an epic force that shaped the themes and portrayed the destinies of people throughout the history of his country." His most famous works are in addition to the novel “Na Drini Cuprija” and “Travnik Chronicle”, “Prokleta avlija”, “Miss” and “Jelena, a woman who does not exist”. In his works, he mainly dealt with the description of life in Bosnia during the Ottoman rule.
Andric was occupied with the darkest and inexpressible instinct in a man most of all, out of reach of his consciousness and will. Starting from some contemporary psychological science, Andric showed that these mysterious impulses are fatally enduring and burdening a man. In addition, he has special incentive pictures of the effects of sexual impulses and sensory perceptions of the mental life of man. Because of all this, Andric is primarily shown as a modern psychoanalyst in our contemporary literature. In the fate of every person of this writer is also a certain municipality of the idea, a certain thought of life, man and his happiness.
According to Andric's understanding, the artist is also a journalist of truth, and his work is a message that expresses the complex reality of human history. He is "one of countless builders who work on the complex task of life, the discovery and the construction of life." The purpose of art is to connect the past, the present and the future, in connecting the "opposite shores of life, in space, in time, in spirit" ... Andric spoke.
Author: Nebojsa Djumic
Publisher: Poste Srpske a.d. Banjaluka