Tijan, Pavao. Ivo Andrić, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1961. Article
This article was published in 1962 in Madrid's cultural review El Arbor, where Tijan was an associate. He discussed Ivo Andric and the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to him by the Swedish Academy for his life’s work – the novel The Bridge on the Drina. Tijan's description of Andrić's public activity focuses on the latter’s opportunism, because Andrić, as a civic intellectual, gained high status in the new communist hierarchy after 1945, becoming the president of the Writers Association of the New Yugoslavia. However, Tijan pointed out Andrić's later works, such as the novel The Damned Yard in 1956, in which some passages appear to be critical allusions to the then current Tito regime. Tijan did not avoid criticizing the attempt of the socialist regime to create a unique Yugoslav literature, with Andric's literary oeuvre as one of its touchstones. Conversely, Tijan denied the existence of Yugoslav literature, since he was prepared to argue that what truly existed were the distinct literatures of the Yugoslav peoples: Croatian, Serbian and Slovene. In his opinion, even the commitment of a great writer like Andric to the Yugoslav nationality could not change anything in that regard.
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HR-HAZU-136 (article in the review El Arbor, no. 194., 1962.)
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