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Kadare, Ismail

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A girl in exile : requiem for Linda B. by Ismail Kadare( )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While waiting to hear whether his newest play will be approved for production, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl--Linda B.--has been found dead, with a signed copy of his latest book in her possession. He soon learns that Linda's family, considered suspect, was exiled to a small town far from the capital, and that she committed suicide. Under the influence of a paranoid regime, Rudian finds himself swept along on a surreal quest to discover what really happened to Linda B. Through layers of intrigue, her story gradually unfolds: how she loved Rudian from a distance, and the risks she was prepared to take so that she could get close to him. He becomes captivated by her story, and disturbed at how he might be culpable for her fate
The traitor's niche : a novel by Ismail Kadaré( )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. People flock to see the latest head and gossip about the state of the empire: the province of Albania is demanding independence again, and the niche awaits a new trophy... Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting heads to the capital--a task he relishes and performs with fervor. As he travels through obscure and impoverished territories, he makes money from illicit side-shows, offering villagers the spectacle of death. The head of the rebellious Albanian governor would fetch a very high price indeed. The Traitor's Niche is a surreal tale of tyranny and rebellion, in a land where armies carry scarecrows, state officials ban entire languages, and the act of forgetting is more complicated than remembering." --
Chronicle in stone : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming-of-age tale by the inaugural Man Booker International Prize winner follows a young man's efforts to juggle the challenges of growing up in Albania during the terrors of World War II, a period marked by devastating cruelty, betrayals, and simple pleasures
The siege by Ismail Kadare( Book )

97 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the siege of a Christian citadel in the Albanian mountains by the Ottoman Army in the 15th century
The accident : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set against a backdrop of the Balkans war follows a fatal Autobahn accident in Vienna that triggers an investigation into the dual identities of two mysterious victims, a pair of young lovers who engaged in an illusory affair marked by political subterfuge
The successor : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Dec. 13, 1981 Mehmet Shehu, a man who was number two in the Albanian government, was killed. Was it murder or suicide? Many different politicians in the country might stand to gain from this death. A wonderful analysis of dictatorship and communistic government
The three-arched bridge by Ismail Kadare( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bridge under construction in 14th Century Albania is secretly sabotaged by ferry men who are afraid of being made redundant. Officially they blame a prophecy that no bridge will stand over the river without human sacrifice to the water spirits. So the builders immure a villager and the bridge gets built. A Balkan parable by the author of The Pyramid
The fall of the stone city by Ismail Kadare( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Townsfolk assume a prominent citizen betrayed them during the 1943 Nazi invasion of Albania. Years later he will be forced to reveal the secret behind his actions
Spring flowers, spring frost : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the Westernization of 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
The general of the dead army : a novel by Ismaïl Kadaré( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of an Italian general, accompanied by his chaplain, charged with the mission of scouring Albania in search of the bones of their fallen countrymen, killed twenty years earlier during World War II
The ghost rider by Ismail Kadare( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brother that has been dead for years brought his sister home from a faraway land
The concert : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political comedy featuring an Albanian diplomat sent to Peking to complain of China's newly found friendship for the U.S. The complaint so annoys the Chinese they cut off all aid. The story is set in the 1970s when Albania was communist and China was its most brotherly ally. An inside look at communism in China by the author of The Palace of Dreams
The Palace of dreams by Ismail Kadare( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The task of the Palace of Dreams is to collect the citizens' dreams, then to sift, sort, and classify them, and ultimately to interpret them, in order to identify the Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the empire's destiny
The pyramid by Ismail Kadare( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Egypt, a pharaoh wants to dispense with a pyramid as his grave, but the priests convince him that building one is necessary to keep the populace busy and controlled. A political allegory by an Albanian writer, author of The Concert
Broken April by Ismail Kadare( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2020 in English and French and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the Kanun, the code of the blood feud that operates in the Albanian mountains, requires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn to become an outcastto be hunted down by the new victim's family
Elegy for Kosovo by Ismail Kadare( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 defeated by the invading Ottoman army of the Sultan Murad. This battle established the Muslim foothold in Europe and became the centerpiece of Serbian nationalist ideology, justifying the campaign of ethnic cleansing of Albanian Kosovars that the world witnessed with horror at the end of the past century."--Jacket
Twilight of the eastern gods by Ismail Kadare( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Albanian and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized recreation of the author's experiences as a student at the prestigious Gorky Institute for World Literature describes the school's descent into a dangerously Socialist Realist aesthetic that almost caused him to abandon writing altogether
The file on H. by Ismail Kadare( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political comedy on two American academics who are recording story-singers in Albania. The two are on a project to show that story-singers were the source of Homer's epics, but this is much too highbrow for the district governor, convinced the pair are spies. By an Albanian writer, author of The Concert
Le Général de l'armée morte : roman by Ismail Kadare( Book )

85 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En præst og en general fra Italien er på rejse i Albanien for at grave ligene af de faldne italienske soldater fra den 2. verdenskrig op og kommer på forskellig måde til at genopleve begivenhederne fra dengang
Sworn virgin by Elvira Dones( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several years after choosing to identify as male to become a sworn virgin according to Albanian tradition, Mark accepts an invitation to join his cousin in Washington, D.C., allowing him to escape his vow and revert back to life as Hana
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Spring flowers, spring frost : a novel
Chronicle in stone : a novelThe siegeThe accident : a novelThe successor : a novelThe three-arched bridgeSpring flowers, spring frost : a novelThe general of the dead army : a novelThe ghost rider
Alternative Names

Ismail Kadare Albaania kirjanik

Ismail Kadare albán író, költő, esszéíró

Ismail Kadare albana verkisto

Ismail Kadare albanesche Schrëftsteller

Ismail Kadare Albanian writer

Ismail Kadare albanijalaine kirjutai

Ismail Kadare albanischer Schriftsteller

Ismail Kadare albansk poet och författare

Ismail Kadaré albansk poet og skribent

Ismail Kadare albański pisarz

Ismail Kadare albánský básník a spisovatel

Ismail Kadare écrivain albanais

Ismail Kadare escriptor albanès

Ismail Kadaré escritor albanés

Ismail Kadare schrijver uit Albanië

Ismail Kadare scríbhneoir Albánach

Ismail Kadare scriitor albanez

Ismail Kadare scrittore, poeta e saggista albanese

Ismail Kadare shkrimtar shqiptar

Ismails Kadare Albānijas rakstnieks

Kādāra, Ismāʿīl 1936-

Kādārah, Ismāʿīl 1936-

Kadare, .. 1936-

Kadare, I.

Kadare, I. 1936-

Kadare, I. (Ismail)

Kadaré Ismaïl

Kadaré, Ismaı̈l 1936-

Kadaré Ismailas

Kadare, Ismails 1936-

Kadareja, Ismail 1936-

Kadareþ, Ismael 1936-

Kādārih, Ismāʻīl 1936-

Kādāriyya, Ismāʿīl 1936-

Kantare, Ismaēl

Kantare, Ismail

Ισμαήλ Κανταρέ

Исмаил Кадаре

Исмаил Кадаре албанский писатель

Исмаил Кадарэ

Кадаре, Исмаил

Кадаре, Исмаиль 1936-

Кадарэ, Исмаил 1936-

Ісмаїл Кадаре

Ісмаіл Кадарэ

Ісмаіль Кадарэ

איסמעיל קאדרה

איסמעיל קאדרה סופר אלבני

קאדרה, איסמעיל, 1936-

קדרה, איסמעיל

اسماعيل قادرى

إسماعيل قادري

إسماعيل قادري كاتب ألباني

إسماعيل كاداريه، 1936-

اسماعیل کاداره

اسماعیل کاداره نویسنده و شاعر اهل آلبانی

اسمٰعیل کدارے

قدرى، إسماعيل، 1936-

قدري، اسماعيل، 1936-

كادارة، إسماعيل، 1936-

كاداره، اسماعيل

كاداره، اسماعيل، 1936-

كاداري، اسماعيل، 1936-

كادارية، إسماعيل.

‏.كاداريه، اسماعيل

كاداريه، اسماعيل، 1936-

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ისმაილ კადარე

이스마일 카다레

카다레, 이스마일 1936-

카다르, 이스마일 1936-


カダレ, イスマイル