Kronikë në gur: roman. Front Cover. Ismail Kadare QR code for Kronikë në gur. Title, Kronikë në gur: roman. Author, Ismail Kadare. Publisher, Onufri, A Novel Ismail Kadare David Bellos However, its real title is simply Chronicle in Stone (Kronike ne gur in Albanian), and in Kadare ‘s Complete Works in. Ismail Kadare Kronik ne gur, Ura me Tre Harqe, Kristal. 1 like. Interest.

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If all it had to fight with were lances — even if all it had were medieval pikestaffs! This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Kadare’s tale is more about izmail of age in a difficult time, when the adults and seniors were having as much trouble understanding and adapting to things as the adolescent narrator was having. In Kadare returned to Albania after the country broke ties with the Soviet Union, and he became a journalist and published his first poems.

The author plays with words. In our big house, maybe because of the hallways, cupboards and cellars, you could really feel the hunger. You will see the wars that happen in the city through I have to say first I’m Albanian and not been a fan of Ismxil because his writing was to hard for me in my teenage years.

This book was a pleasure to read, which is rare given my history of Man Booker award winners. Discussion for Chronicle in Stone 9 15 Jul 16, Kadare is the classic national writer of Albania. Ein Genuss zum Lesen. I also enjoyed many quotes from the book, especially where the boy describes books, marveling at all the people, places and experiences that unfold kaeare your very eyes.


In the book, the city itself, has an identity! The boy’s imagery is poetic and touching. Kadare brings life to stones of the town, raindrops, roads, rivers, days of the weeks.

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These tests usually involve withstanding cruel foreign invaders or extreme hardship. While the feel of the book flows without plotlines, there is a rather rigid structure and a colloquial style that makes Chronicle in Stone very fluent and very readable.

This is an ancient city near the Albanian Greek border. At home, she kept her own spoon, plate, cup and coffee pot separate. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

Top photo from SarandAlbania. It is a child’s-eye krronik, yet an adult recollection of a child’s-eye view, with adult powers of description.

What we know about is stone. It adds historical fact so you better understand the story itself. We understand that the narrator is a young boy in the present as the story plays out because of his naivety for example, he ismaail a loving fondness of a fighter plane that bombs and kills people in the war.

The result is a magical yet also realistic and credible description of the effects of war and occupation on the inhabitants and fabric of his city. I don’t really care what this author is talking about; it is how he says whatever he wants to say that is so wonderful. Your fingers are thinner too. I recommend young Albanians to read Kadare to enrich their vocabulary because he is a treasure of words.


A thin object on the divan. While in Italian hands it was bombed numerous times by the Allies. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. We come from that city over there. I’d probably still not have heard of him but for that chance.

Kronikë në gur

Well, what happens is so absurd you do laugh! At first, the boy is full of wonder about everything, but gradually the seriousness of the situation that he and his family are experiencing dawns upon him. If an old woman is not tough enough to be an old crone, she is inevitably a katenxhika. Back to home page Return to top.

So, old crones distinguish themselves by their strength and toughness. To them even major events gurr epidemics, floods and wars were only repetitions of what they had seen before. Oh, one other thing.

It tells the story of a city that has seen history yet experiences it as a scattering of stories, some engraved in stone, others lost in the wind like the newspaper cutouts that interrupt his chapters. But more than that, it gives a unique insight into a hitherto unknown world–a small city in Albania during World War II, one that is occupied and lost, occupied and lost. How can war be funny?

My mind was on fire. Hair, eyes, voices, nails, legs, knocks on doors, walls, blood, beards, the sound of horseshoes, shouts.