By Ismail Kadare
During this spellbinding novel, written in Albania and smuggled into France a couple of pages at a time within the Nineteen Eighties, Ismail Kadare denounces with infrequent strength the equipment of a dictatorial regime, drawing us again to the traditional roots of tyranny in Western Civilization. in the course of the waning years of Communism, a tender employee for the Albanian state-controlled media service provider narrates the tale of his ill-fated love for the daughter of a high-ranking legitimate. whilst he witness the ghostly picture of Agamemnon-the historical Greek king who sacrificed his personal daughter for purposes of State-on the reviewing stand in the course of a might Day social gathering, he starts to suspect the complete disaster of his devotion. additionally integrated are "The Blinding Order," a parable of the Ottoman Empire concerning the makes use of of terror in authoritarian regimes, and "The nice Wall," a chilling duet among a chinese language authentic and a soldier within the invading military of the Tamerlane.
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