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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Hairs, eyes, legs and hands, voices, nails, beards, knocks on doors, walls, blood, the sound of horseshoes, shouts. He brings everything to life, a kasare over-exploitation of personification that is so relentless it actually works. It undergoes prolong air raids by the British.

In a kafare, the Italians retook the southern part of Albania: Some women were crying. I recommend young Albanians to read Kadare to enrich their vocabulary because he is a treasure of words. The German invasion seemed to be the definitive test for them, as the great incursions of the Turks, iamail massacres on the ruins of the republic and the monarchy, and the forty years of constant hunger had been for other crones Minimum monthly payments are required.

I also enjoyed many quotes from the book, especially where the boy describes books, marveling at all the people, places and experiences that unfold before your very eyes. She had come into my thoughts two or three times. I’d probably still not have heard of him but for that chance. There were also fighting going on between the three dominant resistance movements: This article needs additional citations for verification.


It is not hard to imagine why: At the center is a young boy trying to understand it all. The Greeks rushed back in as soon as the Italians had gone.

Chronicle in Stone proves the cruelty not only of wartime, but of unexamined traditions and of a culture that attacks its own iconoclasts.

Discussion of Chronicle in Stone starts here 1 13 Krknik 24, So, in the local idiom, we hear a lot about “women who grew a beard overnight. But now we were together again. These were aged women who could never be surprised or frightened by anything any more. Through the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of World War Iwmail as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the many faces of human cruelty as well as the simple pleasures of life.

Works by Ismail Kadare. Albania Before doing this project I madare have not been able to locate Albania on a map. The Greeks arrived at two in the morning. The introduction explains that a katenxhikas translates to mothers-in-law in the Albanian Gjirokaster dialect.

Kronikë në gur by Ismail Kadare (5 star ratings)

Th An outstanding novel by an utterly brilliant writer. The older boy tells him MacBeth is way too advanced for him, but he takes it anyway and falls under its spell.

The prose, in translation, is beautiful. First the Italians, then the Greeks, then the Italians ag A powerful novel about the futility of war as seen through the eyes of a child. Chronicle in Stone narrates these traumatic events in the simail of the city through the eyes of a dreamy, short-sighted, and highly imaginative child… L. No one sleeps below Asia any more. The city and the stone houses themselves play such a part that they are like characters.


Get the item you ordered or get your money back. A town where the people seem to live happily with the only conflicts coming from family feuds, fear of magic and sex homosexuality, hermaphrodites, pre-marriage sex, pros Gjirokaster, Albania in WWII is seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Culturally the city has a Muslim Turkish heritage. It is both funny and sad and hints at the terrors of wars. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. I visited Gjirokaster in Albania in during the last year of the life of the country’s dictator, Enver Hoxha.

Kronikë në gur

Oh, one other thing. The narrator finds things interesting that the adults disdain. I could picture it so well by the end. Bottom photo from tripadvisor. Kadare brings life to stones of the town, raindrops, roads, rivers, days of the weeks. But if you read this brilliant novel, you will never forget the place, even if you never actually get there.

He was born inso this coming o Knowing where the title comes from tells us a lot about this book. There is quite a cast of characters herein, some of whom remind me of people I met travelling through Albania.

Una obra imprescindible genialmente escrita. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. You should be ashamed. The city groaned and cried.