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Chronicle in Stone : A Novel by Ismail Kadare - Paperback - 1st Can Ed. - 2007 - from KALAMOS BOOKS (SKU: 24786)

Chronicle in Stone : A Novel

Chronicle in Stone : A Novel by Ismail Kadare - Paperback - 1st Can Ed. - 2007 - from KALAMOS BOOKS (SKU: 24786)
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Chronicle in Stone : A Novel

by Kadare,Ismail

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ISBN 13
9780385665216
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Toronto: Doubleday/Anchor, 2007 Albania, that remote, unknown land, has found its voice in the novels of Kadare. In this one . he takes as his subject the shattering impact of World War II as that cataclysm is lived by a small, immensely sensitive boy. After centuries of bondage to the Turks of the Ottoman Empire, Albania falls to the invading Italian fascists, then the Greeks, the Italians again, then the Nazi hordes. Amid floods, British bombing, the action of partisans, the boy undergoes another kind of turbulence, that of growing up, the inner and outer experience ringing strange harmonies. He responds to the beauty of unattainable women, to witchcraft, literature, and later, when he is evacuated from his "stone city" to peasant and village life. Now his existence will be "marvelous, terrifying and extraordinary." Instead, it is primitive, barbaric, a world where the severed arm of a British airman becomes a talisman and "deflowered" girls disappear, possibly murdered by their fathers. Kadare commands a tumultuous, whirling scene as he brings his homeland into the literary mainstream.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information. 1st Can Ed.. Soft Cover. As New.

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Ismail Kadare, Albania’s best known poet and novelist, won the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005. His most recent novel, The Successor , was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was a Financial Times Best Fiction pick.

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KALAMOS BOOKS CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
24786
Title
Chronicle in Stone : A Novel
Author
Kadare,Ismail
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
New As New
Edition
1st Can Ed.
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0385665210
ISBN 13
9780385665216
Publisher
Doubleday/Anchor
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
2007
Keywords
FICTION ALBANIA WORLD WAR II
Bookseller catalogs
Albania / Albanians;

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Kalamos Books specializes in Books about Greece (Ancient,Byzantine and particularly Modern Greece) and also books about the Balkans & Ottoman Turkey. As well there is a wide selection of Fiction including stories set in Greece, or by Greek authors, as well as historical novels. We can special order books from Greece and handle library purchase orders for books in Greek. In addition we have interesting travel books about other countries, and have some Canadiana and popular fiction.Ask about antique maps and prints and vintage postcards of Greece.

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