Naar navigatie springen Naar zoeken springen Ismail Kadare Hij is sinds de verschijning van zijn roman De generaal van het dode leger in internationaal de bekendste Albanese schrijver. In was hij de eerste laureaat van de internationale versie van de Booker Prize , de Man Booker International Prize. Van zijn talrijke romans werden er vele in het Nederlands vertaald, in eerste instantie uit het Frans en later direct uit het Albanees.

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As with other armies throughout history, the Turks led military campaigns from late spring to early fall. The Siege begins as the Catholic Albanians, having sent the Ottomon envoys packing, prepare for the coming of the invading force.

The tale is told in two In The Siege, Ismail Kadare succeeds in telling a story that is at once a fictionalized piece of history, a believable what-if about the Ottoman invasion of 15th-century Albania, and a subtle commentary on modern politics and war. The tale is told in two perspectives, alternating with very brief comments from an unknown Albanian, perhaps a monk or priest writing a journal of the siege, and longer chapters told from the viewpoint of a few key Turkish players, including the Pasha, or commander-in-chief, the camp historian, and a doomed astrologer.

The naive camp historian frets and worries over worthy verses glorifying the Ottoman cause. There is the astrologer who wrongly predicts success and the confident poet who is blinded. There are the thousands who die trying to scale the walls. On the other hand, the Quartermaster, a world-weary and pragmatic man, worries about supplying the troops and discusses the Albanians and how to defeat them with the nuance of a seasoned diplomat.

The doctor debates the pros and cons of bioweapons such as plague-ridden rats over other pestilent diseases and other animal vectors -- all of which must be approved from on high. The engineers build bigger and better cannons with no concern for human life, only whether the massive destruction can be predicted and controlled, and the enigmatic architect, a figure who moves in and out of Turkish prisons, is a renegade Christian selling out the architectural secrets of his fellow Christians.

There is even a war cry chosen and sent down from on high. Written with a light hand, The Siege manages to leaves the reader disturbed and not a little sad.

Since Albania was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, people there were affected by its culture, politics, and other social institutions. The Albanian are, however, still Albanians, who are supposed to have rather actively adapted themselves to those which were more powerful than individual Albanian people. Probably, similar experiences may be shared by many people in other parts of this world.

This novel actually evoked imagination about how people establish, enjoy and suffer their respective lives. As the author clarifies, this novel is not about history. By so clarifying, it seems to me that it enables us to re-think what history is should be in relation to our banal reality.


Ismail Kadare

When he was 13 years of age, he read Macbeth and so he was attached with literature. At 17 years old, he wrote two poems about Stalin , that—according to Noel Malcolm —helped in the process of publishing his collection of poems after a year. In , he published his first novel titled The General of the Dead Army, which was not received well by communist critics in Albania at the time. In response, after his return to Tirana, Kadare began to camouflage his novels as "novellas" and publish them as such. As a result, the work was banned.


Kështjella (Ismail Kadare)

Vepra Keshtjella eshte botuar ne vitin Ne kete veper behet fjal per luften e zhvilluar ne mes shqiptareve dhe turqve. Turqit qe tja marrin keshtjellen shqiptareve kishin ber shum arsye dredhi madje e kishin propozuar qe te miqesoheshin mes veti mirpo nuk paten sukses. Derisa ne fund vendosen qe keshtjella te merrej me luft. Ushtrit osmane u vendosen para keshtjelles,ngriten qadra te shumta dhe e formuan kampin e dyt i cili perbehej nga dhjet ushtare e me shum armatim.


Kështjella – Ismail Kadare

Keshtjella — Ismail Kadare, Analiza e vepres! Keshtjella eshte veper e Ismail Kadarese e botuar me ne Tirane. Tema e vepres eshte marre nga lufta midis shqiptareve dhe osmaneve ne shek. XV, ne menyre me specifike, nga rrethimi i pare i Krujes. Te gjitha keio krijojne kontraste mes dy ushtrive armike, ne perputhje me frymen e kohes. Shiu dhe terreni i veshtire jane kurthe per armikun. Rrefen historine e nje rrethimi ne Shqiperine e shek XV.



Nuk gezon ndonje intelekt te vecante. Ai miqesohet ne roman sidomos me kryeveqilharxhin,astrologun e pare, poetin dhe nje jenicer. Plaku Tavxha - Prijesi i jenicereve. Njeri i moshuar,me deformim fizik gjymtyre te shkurtra. Eshte shume fodul dhe gjithmone ne kerkim te lufts,i etur per gjak dhe aspak i ndjeshem per te tjeret.

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