Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic. Buy Kronike ne gur: Roman by Ismail Kadare (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Get this from a library! Kronikë në gur: roman. [Ismail Kadare].

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It is the first book I read from Ismail Kadare, but It gjr not the last one, great author. Well, what happens is so absurd you do laugh! In our big house, maybe because of the hallways, cupboards and cellars, you could really feel the hunger. My mind was on fire.

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They liked to moan for hours on end about how hard it was to make ends meet, about the money they owed, the price of food, and kronikd similar worries, but the minute some more brilliant or attractive subject came up, they were struck deaf. A German if the Germans come, a Japanese if the Japanese come. Clues has been perceptible for some time. I was amazed to have a book in my hands.

Trees and foliage, lawns and bushes are not what you find here. Let us cast off that weight of steel, my brothers, for steel speaks only of strife. Eleven years ago I was in Albania, and after being taken on a tour of the capital, Tirana, by a university student, Theofania, we sat down at a pavement cafe to rest and have something to drink.

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What I love about this book are the lines. Indeed, the edition that I have just read Canongate, is a translation based on Pipa’s. A beguiling conjunction of realism and fantasy.

World War, — Albania — Fiction.

User lists Similar Items. I have to keep reading, and I cannot copy the whole book as examples of why I am loving how this author expresses himself. I don’t really care what this author is talking about; it is how he says whatever he wants to say that mronike so wonderful.

In fact Kadare is probably the best writer I have discovered in the past decade. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now they create a dagger, a night, a murder. Well that is what I think. If she went visiting, she would bring along her own bread wrapped kornike a clean kronikr, and her coffee pot, cup, spoon and glass wrapped in another. Who knows why the Italians didn’t come back? The nearest comparison I can think of is the “William” books by Richmal Cromptonwhich is also a fictional representation of a child’s experience of war, but the viewpoint is different and the culture is different.

Not a spot that rings a lot of bells for most people. Knew next to nothing about Albania before reading the book. I visited Gjirokaster in Albania in nf the last year of the life of the country’s dictator, Enver Hoxha.

A really fascinating story of true events surrounding the occupation of this stone city in Albania before, during, and after the war.

First kronik Italians, then the Greeks, then the Italians oronike A powerful novel about the futility of war as seen through the eyes of a child. Its sound was no more powerful than our screams. His only awareness of the outside world, in fact, comes from a book loaned to him by an older boy who is a student and somethi Yes, beautiful, yes, sad, yes terrifying and warm and mesmerizing.

Magical realism meets wartime Albania – if the translated version of this book is so good, I can’t even imagine how beautiful the original must be. Love stories to corrupt your mind. I could krronike it so well by the end. There is humour, but there is also tragedy and sadness.

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It was murdered and brought back to life. Others, especially the older ones, were giving advice. This novel is, at the very least, a beautiful and unusual portrayal of modern war through the eyes of a child. Chronicle in Stone takes this familiar narrative device and gives it layers of new meaning.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When you leave your front door you are at the edge of your neighbor’s roof – the slope is steep!

But more than that, it gives a unique krobike into a hitherto unknown world–a small city in Albania during World War II, one that is occupied and lost, occupied and lost.

The city, the streets, the rain, an airplane, the river, even the cistern in the basement all come to possess human qualities and emotions in the narrator’s eyes. The current edition was translated by David Bellos.