Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories (Main)

Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella and Stories (Main)

By: Ismail Kadare (author), David Bellos (translator)Paperback

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In his compelling prequel to The Successor, Kadare draws us into a land deprived of choice, a country under a reign of terror. The spellbinding Agamemnon's Daughter was written in Albania in the 1980s and smuggled into France a few pages at a time. It reveals a world where fear is an instrument of power, but the individual survives despite the odds. From the winner of the first Man Booker International Prize comes a searing story of love denied, then shattered under the chilling wheels of the state. Through the impeccably crafted, incisive tale of a thwarted lover's odyssey through a single day, we are given a true sense of how hard it can be to remain human in a world ruled by fear and suspicion.

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About Author

ISMAIL KADARE was born in 1936 in Gjirokaster, in the south of Albania. His first novel, The General of the Dead Army, established him as a respected writer, and translations of his novels have since been published in more than forty countries. In 2005 he won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize. DAVID BELLOS, a Professor of French and Comparative Literature, has translated five of Kadare's novels and was awarded the Translator's Man Booker International Prize in 2005.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781841959788
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781841959788
  • weight: 175
  • ISBN10: 1841959782
  • translations: French
  • edition: Main

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