Doruntine

Doruntine

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by Ismail Kadare
     
 

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...a magical parable of love, death and the power of familial bonds. —Stephen Salisbury, New York Times Book Review

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...a magical parable of love, death and the power of familial bonds. —Stephen Salisbury, New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
Ismail Kadare's fiction has been compared with that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Certainly he induces that same ironic double-take in his readers, by means of the child's magical view of life that is larger than most adults realize.
— Leonie Caldecott
Lettres Etrangeres
The great modern Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, has given us a masterpiece, Doruntine, at once romantic and contemporary in spirit. Here is a spell-binding new literary mode, with its suspense, its alertness, its suggestiveness, its intensely local flavor—an age-old legend transformed into a splendid fable.
— Alain Bosquet
The Wall Street Journal
One of the most compelling novelists now writing in any language.
Philadelphia Inquirer
One of contemporary fiction's greatest prose lyricists.
Village Voice Literary Supplement
Albania's most valuable export: the novels of Ismail Kadare.
— Ken Kalfus
Booklist
A great writer.
Los Angeles Times
Kadare's prose glimmers with the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The New York Times - Stephan Salisbury
A magical parable of love, death, and the power of familial bonds.
Chicago Tribune
A master storyteller. He has a knack like Isak Dinesen's for creating a long-ago atmosphere for a story essentially timeless.
Lettres Etrangeres - Alain Bosquet
The great modern Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, has given us a masterpiece, Doruntine, at once romantic and contemporary in spirit. Here is a spell-binding new literary mode, with its suspense, its alertness, its suggestiveness, its intensely local flavor—an age-old legend transformed into a splendid fable.
The New York Times - Herbert Mitgang
A major international novelist.
Professor John Carey
Ismail Kadare is a writer who maps a whole culture—its history, its passion, its folklore, its politics, its disasters. He is a universal writer in a tradition of storytelling that goes back to Homer.
The New York Times - Leonie Caldecott
Ismail Kadare's fiction has been compared with that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Certainly he induces that same ironic double-take in his readers, by means of the child's magical view of life that is larger than most adults realize.
Village Voice Literary Supplement - Ken Kalfus
Albania's most valuable export: the novels of Ismail Kadare.
The Christian Science Monitor
Fiction laced with a sophisticated literary self-awareness.
Nation
Writing like this is hard to stop quoting, it is musical not only in rhythms, but in its most elemental perceptions.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
One of contemporary fiction's greatest prose lyricists.
Christian Science Monitor
Fiction laced with a sophisticated literary self-awareness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561310326
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
661,248
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Ismail Kadare, born in 1936 in the Albanian mountain town of Gjirokaster near the Greek border, is Albania’s best-known poet and novelist. He has lived in France since 1990, following his decision to seek asylum. From 1986, under the Communist regime, Mr. Kadare’s work was smuggled out of Albania by his French publisher, Éditions Fayard, and stored in safe keeping for later publication. Translations of his novels have since been published in more than forty countries. In addition to Doruntine, Ivan R. Dee also publishes his novels Broken April and The General of the Dead Army. Mr. Kadare is the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize 2005.

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Doruntine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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An exceptional work of art by the master of all time. Don't hesitate to read this or any of the other ones.