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ISBN13: 9781559706698
ISBN10: 1559706694
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'In a town at the foot of the northern Highlands, life goes on as always, but people are in a state of shock: a bank has been robbed, a sure sign of Westernization in this backward Balkan land. Meanwhile, other strange events--such as the marriage of a girl and a snake--confirm that ancient legends still prevail. People are flocking from far and wide to search for a tunnel to the Secret State Archives, said to house records of crimes they may have committed. Some even claim the ghosts of former dictators Hoxha, Brezhnev, and Ulbricht--not to mention Oedipus--have been seen there. Against this backdrop, a simple and sensual love story between a painter and a girl stands out as light against dark.<BR>- Increasingly, Kadare\'s extraordinary body of work marks him as one of the most important novelists of our time.<BR>- Kadare is published in 26 countries around the world, and his reputation continues to grow with very new work.<BR>- This work bears comparison with his very best fiction, and has recived extraordinary and widespread review attention.<BR>- Hardcover'

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S.Elliott, May 4, 2010 (view all comments by S.Elliott)
I suppose what makes me drawn to this book is that the subject matter was pretty interesting. And even when the book meandered away into its “counter-chapters”, I felt like I understood how everything was connected. The story of the girl who marries a snake is actually quite touching. The blood-feuds reemerging after the fall of Communism is fascinating — the idea of the Kanun resurfacing in Albania kept me interested and I wanted to know more. Again, we are dealing with a country that was occupied, ripped apart, then left to pick up the pieces. When you read the book with this in mind, you realize how much these countries are defined by pre/during/post communism. Ultimately, at the end of the book, I felt connected to this surreal version of Albania.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781559706698
Translator:
Bellos, David
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Translator:
Bellos, David
Author:
Kadare, Ismail
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8.26x5.56x.57 in. .52 lbs.

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