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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All the normal limits on the shape of things seemed to have been suspended. I found myself really embracing the sorry bring told from the perspective of a young boy as it really illustrated the confusion of growing up in a place filled with so much turmoil and uncertainty.

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Not many bookshops stock his books, so when I saw Chronicle in stoneI bought it, and enjoyed it even more than The file on Krobik. He was born inso this coming of age story is set around WW II and the events leading up to it. Iwmail where the title comes from tells us a lot about this book. There is also a sense in which the city itself is the main character in the novel. They gather together to create a horse or a hailstorm.

Let others tear themselves to pieces with whatever weapons they want.

The Greeks themselves seemed to move only at night. Kadare’s prose is beautiful even in translation. Great pleasure to discover this fantastic Albanian writer.

I was tired last night Back to home page Return to top. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. All of this is woven ladare the story. Please read the book so you can experience yourself the imagination of the main protagonist.

Kronikë në gur

Remember it is fiction. We understand that the narrator is a young boy in the present as the story plays out because of his naivety for example, he has a loving fondness of a fighter plane that bombs and kills people in the war. He applies human drama, imagining blood and crime everywhere.


It is not hard to imagine why: You will see the wars that happen in the city through this kids eyes how army’s come and go, how he doesn’t care about war but is mesmerized by little things that in moments of chaos only a child can find beauty on them.

Love stories to corrupt your mind. Retrieved from ” https: Karllashis and Angonis, Muslims and Christians, nuns and prostitutes, the scions of great families, street cleaners and gypsies.

Its sound was no more powerful than our screams. These crones were very robust, all nerve and bone, even though they ate very little and smoked and drank coffee all day long. It turned out that we were in the town where Ismail Kadare was from so we toured his house and saw the famous room of the cistern all renovated and not a trace of ancient memories left.

Chronicle in Stone was published in Albania during the years of Enver Hoxhawho came to power with the Communist Party after World War II, and stayed there until his death in the mid-eighties. Visits to the citadel and the boyhood home on Enver Hoxha definitely helped bring this story alive.

Boiled down to little black marks. Eventually the Germans invaded and that started a civil war among monarchists, nationalistic rebels and communists.

Kronikë në gur: roman – Ismail Kadare – Google Books

The boy’s imagery is poetic and touching. A German if the Germans come, a Japanese if the Japanese come. There was nothing rigid about it. This article needs additional citations for verification.

But the city had to defend itself, by its own means. Kadare is the classic national writer of Albania.


This is another risky sentiment that Ismail Kadare puts in his book, as village life was supposed to be praised and romanticized as rugged and beautiful not exposed as pathetically poor. Bread, all her meals, coffee, tea — kaddare prepared everything with her own hands. It turns Shakespearean with perhaps a characteristically Albanian twist, as her father calls her a whore and drags her by the hair izmail front of all the neighbors.

These waves of occupation are historical fact, but in between Kadare has woven stories both true and imagined about life in an Albanian town during the second world war.

Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Did they not grasp that the issue ought to make them prick up their ears, or were they dragging things out just to heighten the expectation that they would have something to say?

No one sleeps below Asia any more. I read krronik introduction after finishing the book.

Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Since it is wartime, these youthful experiences are surreal.

The city of stone had intimate relationships with the sky and the sun, the water and the bridge. The old people have lived through the Ottoman Empire and have seen a lot of violence. I did not realise until I read the book how many times the city had been occupied during WW I visited Gjirokaster in Albania in during the last year of the life of the country’s dictator, Enver Hoxha. This time they stayed about sixty hours.

The chronicle told here is somehow timeless and, although Kadare refuses to pin down a strong plot or allow his characters much of a say, this is a moving and human depiction of a small boy in times of war.