Doruntine

( 1 )

Overview

. . . a magical parable of love, death and the power of familial bonds. —Stephen Salisbury, 'New York Times Book Review'
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$11.81
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$12.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $7.72   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Doruntine

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$11.99 List Price

Overview

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

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
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 Wall Street Journal
One of the most compelling novelists now writing in any language.
Philadelphia Inquirer
One of contemporary fiction's greatest prose lyricists.
Nation
Writing like this is hard to stop quoting, it is musical not only in rhythms, but in its most elemental perceptions.
Christian Science Monitor
Fiction laced with a sophisticated literary self-awareness.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561310326
  • Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,425,200
  • 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.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2003

    amazing

    An exceptional work of art by the master of all time. Don't hesitate to read this or any of the other ones.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)