Ismail Kadare





Ismail Kadare

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born
in Gjirokastër, Albania
January 28, 1936

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Ismail Kadare (also spelled Kadaré) is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on short stories until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army. In 1996 he became a lifetime member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of France. In 1992, he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca; in 2005, he won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, in 2009 the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts, and in 2015 the Jerusalem Prize. He has divided his time between Albania and France since 1990. Kadare has been mentioned as a possible recipient for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His works have been published in about 30 languages.

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Broken April
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,393 ratings — published 1978 — 33 editions
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The General of the Dead Army
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,136 ratings — published 1963 — 42 editions
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Chronicle in Stone
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The Palace of Dreams
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The Three-Arched Bridge
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The File on H
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The Siege
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Doruntine
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 1979 — 18 editions
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“It was only a phrase that went from mouth to mouth and was never quite swallowed.”
Ismail Kadare, Broken April

“And everything would be different, different.”
Ismail Kadare, Broken April

“To tell the truth, this was one of the few cases in which she had not told him just what she was thinking. Usually, she let him know whatever thoughts happened to come to her, and indeed he never took it amiss if she let slip a word that might pain him, because when all was said and done that was the price one paid for sincerity.”
Ismail Kadare, Broken April



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