Ivo Andrić – The Damned Yard | Review

71fs06pn4ql-_sx310_bo1204203200_The Damned Yard, or Prokleta Avlija originally is a short book by Ivo Andrić, the literature Nobelist. I definitely wasn’t very excited when I saw this book on my school reading list. I never quite liked the concept of Andrić and found his work dull.

Needless to say, I was surprised when I really liked this short book. It was very gripping and filled with the most interesting stories of ordinary and nothing but ordinary people. I almost screamed when I stumbled upon one of my all-time favorite topics – The Borgias. The writing was exquisite and luxurious. I couldn’t stop reading and ended up finishing the book in less than 30 minutes.


The book tells the story of inhabitants of a prison called Prokleta Avlija – The Damned Yard. The characters are intriguing and have very vivid back-stories which obviously build their personalities.

In conclusion, I would recommend this book, so if it is unavoidable to read it do not be as presumptuous and prejudiced as me and simply dive into it.



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2 thoughts on “Ivo Andrić – The Damned Yard | Review

    • Forgive me for a late response.
      This is actually a single short story, not a collection!
      I really do recommend it however!


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