In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania: : Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Libri in altre lingue. I’m trying to learn more about Enver Hoxha and other. Despite the severity of Enver Hoxha’s regime as Albanian leader between 85, In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first.
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The author is one of the best Albanian writers. Throughout the book we find the image of a ebver and hoxh politician using any misstep by other leaders for his own advantage.
It is well known that Kadare is a well-known world-renowned creator, who in most of his works has dealt with different themes, but has never left behind the history of the Albanian people and his past suffering, as we have in most novels and stories of particular importance to his creativity.
Dec envfr, Bledar rated it it was amazing. Most of my information about Albania were post-communist international media reports or the books of Ismail Kadare, as the most sources were in a language I do not know. Paperbackpages.
The chronological nature of the book was often interrupted to discuss the aforementioned unknown Albanian politicians and their own rise and fall in the party; this resulted in a sometimes choppy read and leading me to forget what was happening prior to the sudden jump into a sub-plot-biography of some second rate Albanian politician. A very good book. It does paint the absurdity and cruelty of Hoxha, but it does not tell much about the background and about Albania as such.
Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha based on a range of state archive documentation, interviews and diaries and letters of hoxa actors.
Following official elections inhe began the systematic elimination of all rivals – torture, internment and execution became his trade-marks.
The effects of forty one years of dictatorship, of isolation, cannot be easily remediated. You could not be signed in.
Author Blendi Fevziu is an Albanian journalist and the whole book is written in a reportage style, not dry at all, but firmly factual and pragmatic. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. He has pieced together a biography of Enver Hoxha drawing on both hohxa material and bllendi that he conducted.
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In fact, he dropped out of a few schools. Well written with a fluent and easy style. That is what kept him in the country in seclusion. Get to Ebver Us. An archetypal stalinist dictator, both his enemies and friends described him as mediocre through and through, but fueled by an innate thirst of power and the insatiable need to cling onto it.
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I visited Albania in Only once the regime collapsed in could his real story be told without fear. Refresh and try again. My thanks to I. Want to Read saving…. Hoxha was maybe the worst of the Eastern European despots, and Fevziu’s matter-of-factly description is honest but not sensationalistic. I finished this book thinking that while I now know a little more about Enver Hoxha and Albania, I need to find out more.
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The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs. Peter rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Stalin’s purges hit the military and Hoxha purges the educated.
It is interesting how we have better histories of North Korea than we do of Hkxha. He supplements his own observations with those of earlier travellers and the opinions of those with whom he ffvziu in Albania. Writing primarily for an Albanian readership I felt at times that the goxha was assuming too much knowledge on the part of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not helped by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.