Kadare, Ismail

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The Palace of Dreams
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by Barbara Bray
(Arcade Publishing)
The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the empire’s citizens. The workers search out Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the empire and its Sultan.... [READ MORE]
Agamemnon's Daughter
A Novella & Stories
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
Psychologically incisive and impeccably crafted, Agamemnon’s Daughter tells the crushing story of passion shattered by a heartless regime. Once again, Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of oppression, drawing us back to the ancient roots of Western civilization and tyranny.This collection... [READ MORE]
The Succesor
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another’s, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed... [READ MORE]
Chronicle in Stone
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by Arshi Pipa, Introduction by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic of beautiful women and literature, a boy must endure the deprivations of war as he suffers the hardships of growing up. His sleepy country... [READ MORE]
The Successor
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare
(Arcade Publishing)
A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another+s, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed... [READ MORE]
Elegy for Kosovo
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare
(Arcade Publishing)
June 28, 1389: Six hundred years before Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic called for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there took place, on the Field of the Blackbirds, a battle shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians confronted and were... [READ MORE]
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
In a small town at the foot of the northern highlands in Albania, a decade after the fall of the Communist regime, the harsh blood-for-blood law of the fearsome Kanun mountain folk is emerging from hibernation, like everything else that was forbidden under the fifty years of Communist rule. Mysterious... [READ MORE]
The File on H.
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
In the mid-1930s, two Irish Americans travel to the Albanian highlands with an early model of a marvelous invention, the tape recorder. Their mission? To discover how Homer could have composed works as brilliant and as long as The Iliad and The Odyssey without ever putting pen to paper. The answer, they... [READ MORE]
The Pyramid
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
(Arcade Publishing)
Egypt in the twenty-sixth century BC. The young pharaoh Cheops wants to forgo the construction of a pyramid in his honor, but his court sages hasten to persuade him otherwise. The pyramid, they tell him, is not a tomb but a paradox, designed to appease the masses by oppressing them. It is a symbol of... [READ MORE]
The Concert
A Novel
By Ismail Kadare, Translated by Barbara Bray
(Arcade Publishing)
China is somehow involved with the increasingly desperate situation in Albania, but no one knows the extent of its secret alliances, political levers, and economic control. Skënder Bermema is sent to China on a fact-finding mission, and is confronted with the reality of Mao’s China, a nation intent on... [READ MORE]
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