The Siege

The Siege

Ismail Kadare, David Bellos


Ismail Kadare’s The Siege dramatizes a continuing fictional attack on a Christian fort within the Albanian mountains by way of the Ottoman military within the 15th century. because the bloody and psychologically crushing fight for regulate over the fort unfolds, Kadare’s most modern paintings opens a window onto the everlasting conflict among religions and empires in addition to the excitement, melancholy, and immediacy of the battlefield.
Kadare is a highly revered novelist and a hero to his humans, in addition to an outspoken critic of all sorts of totalitarianism. The Siege is a “powerfully atmospheric . . . and vividly rendered” (The Telegraph) novel of substantial cumulative energy and resonance for our personal times.

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