Agamemnon's Daughter

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Psychologically incisive and impeccably crafted, Agamemnon’s Daughter tells the crushing story of passion shattered by a heartless regime. Once again, Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of oppression, drawing us back to the ancient roots of Western civilization and tyranny.

This collection also showcases two masterful stories: “The Blinding Order,” a parable about the uses of terror in the Ottoman Empire, and “The Great Wall,” a chilling duet between a Chinese ...

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Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella & Stories

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Overview

Psychologically incisive and impeccably crafted, Agamemnon’s Daughter tells the crushing story of passion shattered by a heartless regime. Once again, Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of oppression, drawing us back to the ancient roots of Western civilization and tyranny.

This collection also showcases two masterful stories: “The Blinding Order,” a parable about the uses of terror in the Ottoman Empire, and “The Great Wall,” a chilling duet between a Chinese official and a soldier in the invading army of the great conqueror, Tamerlane.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Richard Eder
“An extraordinary portrait of tyranny . . . Among the great writers of modern times, and Kadare is one of them, only Kafka has explored such territory so disturbingly.”
Richard Eder - The New York Times
“An extraordinary portrait of tyranny . . . Among the great writers of modern times, and Kadare is one of them, only Kafka has explored such territory so disturbingly.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611458749
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 802,742
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ismail Kadare is the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, and is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most important writers of our time. Translations of his novels have been published in more than forty countries. He divides his time between Paris, France, and Tirana, Albania.

David Bellos is the author of a number of award-winning literary biographies and the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize for translation in 2005. He lives in New Jersey and teaches French, Italian, and Comparative literature at Princeton University.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    Award-winning, yet disappointing...

    Agamemnon's Daughter is an award-winning novella; yet, given the nature of the Communist Party in Albania, it left this reader shuddering to believe how the common people are treated by the Party. The Party is everything; the people are expendable. The reader is surely glad the end came to the Party experiment in Albania so the people can truly live. I was truly disapponted in this book;however, another reader may see it differently. One can learn from the experience of the common folks viewing the party big-wigs as the arrogant people they truly are. If only they get brought down to the common demoninator of the people do they truly understand what life is like for the party regulars.

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