Kronikë në gur: roman. Front Cover. Ismail Kadare QR code for Kronikë në gur. Title, Kronikë në gur: roman. Author, Ismail Kadare. Publisher, Onufri, A Novel Ismail Kadare David Bellos However, its real title is simply Chronicle in Stone (Kronike ne gur in Albanian), and in Kadare ‘s Complete Works in. Ismail Kadare Kronik ne gur, Ura me Tre Harqe, Kristal. 1 like. Interest.

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A family you can make overnight. Words and events are misunderstood, and we who read can chuckle at the search for knowledge and the irony of the crazy world that engulfs the city Diverse themes, from magic to girls to war to Shakespeare to sexual deviants, are all present. I think it reminded me a little bit of the movie Empire of the Sun–a young boy’s unflagging optimism held against the larg Largely anecdotal and written in blistering prose, this book is a brilliant tale of a young boy growing up in occupied Gjirokaster, Albania.

Not many bookshops stock his books, so when I saw Chronicle in stoneI bought it, and enjoyed it even more than The file on H. The author must have been about 7 or 8 years old when Gjirokaster became a ‘theatre’ of war and was occupied by the Italian forces for the first time. But then I simply can’t. It turned out that we were in the town where Ismail Kadare was from so we toured his house and saw the famous room of the cistern all renovated and not a trace of ancient memories left.

Sometimes I got carried away by my story and boldly altered the facts. I had so much to say that it got all jumbled up in my head.

I visited Gjirokaster in Albania in during the last year of the life of the country’s dictator, Enver Hoxha. To them even major events like epidemics, floods and wars were only repetitions of what they had seen before. It adds historical fact so you better understand the story itself.


Seller information librishqip The ground was free to do as it pleased — to stay level, for example, or to hump its back and throw streams into the river like a donkey shaking off its load. Inbetween there are brilliant short stories that pack an emotional punch – the young man looking for his loved one’s corpse in the city wells, the revolutionary young men risking their lives, the encroaching violence in the final third, the hints of a wider history as news trickles into the city of the rebellion in the countryside, the man who changes his name to fit to the city’s occupants and many more.

The city is made of stone houses, topped with slate rooves. A really fascinating story of true events surrounding the occupation of this stone city in Albania before, during, and after the war.

It undergoes prolong air raids by the British. It contains deeper meanings and messages, most of which would not have been lost on his Albanian readers who were living under the heel of a repressive dictatorship. There is the old woman who comments on each piece of news that it is the end of the world.

Seller does not offer returns. All docile, blindly obedient to the little black marks. If all it had to fight with were lances — even if all it had were medieval pikestaffs! An outstanding novel by an utterly brilliant writer. No one went out in the street.

First the Italians, then the Greeks, then the Italians again, and finally the Nazis.

Yes, beautiful, yes, sad, yes terrifying and warm and mesmerizing. Trivia About Chronicle in Stone.

Learn More – opens in a new window gyr tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. He is fascinated with words, and reads Macbethas Kadare himself did when he was eleven. Much less would I have been able to tell you anything about what happened there during the 2nd World War.

Kronikë në gur

Inthe Italian Army stationed in Albania invaded Greece, but was repulsed and routed by the Greek Army supported by the RAF, which carried out heavy bombing raids over many parts of Albania between 28 October and 30 April Remember it is fiction. Tirana is a small enough town that one can see people doing t Eleven years ago I was in Albania, and after being taken on a tour of the capital, Tirana, by a university student, Theofania, we sat down at a pavement cafe to rest and have something to drink.


The Greeks rushed back in as soon as the Italians had gone.

He brings everything to life, a shameless over-exploitation of personification that is so relentless it actually works. There is much to recommend this unusually constructed fictional history of an ancient city during times of war.

Now they create a dagger, a night, a ghost. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even in translation, Kadare’s descriptions are lyrical. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. I also enjoyed many quotes from the book, especially where the boy describes books, marveling at all the people, places and experiences that unfold before your very eyes.

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Granny Shano spent thirty-one years inside until one day she went out into the street a few yards in front jronik her house to assault an Italian officer who was making eyes at her great-granddaughter. Mouse over to Zoom – Click to enlarge. I have enjoyed reading it, and encourage everyone to experience it. Image not available Photos ismsil available for this variation.

This beautiful description along with others throughout the novel blurs the line between narrator and author.