Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories PDF by Ismail Kadare

Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories PDF by Ismail Kadare

Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories

In this spellbinding novel, written in Albania and smuggled into France a few pages at a time in the 1980s, Ismail Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of a dictatorial regime, drawing us back to the ancient roots of tyranny in Western Civilization During the waning years of Communism, a young worker for the Albanian state controlled media agency narrates the st In this spellbinding novel, written in Albania and smuggled into France a few pages at a time in the 1980s, Ismail Kadare denounces with rare force the machinery of a dictatorial regime, drawing us back to the ancient roots of tyranny in Western Civilization During the waning years of Communism, a young worker for the Albanian state controlled media agency narrates the story of his ill fated love for the daughter of a high ranking official When he witness the ghostly image of Agamemnon the Ancient Greek king who sacrificed his own daughter for reasons of State on the reviewing stand during a May Day celebration, he begins to suspect the full catastrophe of his devotion Also included are The Blinding Order, a parable of the Ottoman Empire about the uses of terror in authoritarian regimes, and The Great Wall, a chilling duet between a Chinese official and a soldier in the invading army of the Tamerlane

Title : Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories
Author :  Ismail Kadare
Language : English
Isbn : 1559707887
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 226 pages

Rating: 4.6

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