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Kadare, Ismail (Trasnlated by Jusuf Briuoni and Barbara Bray) . THE PALACE OF DREAMS. New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 210 pages. As New.

The author's eighth book to be translated into English. One of the greatest novels of our time. Special "Collector's Edition" of 1500 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. They have the same ISBN. The Limited Edition sold out shortly after publication and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Arcade: Regular-sized volume format. Red cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine and photographic reproduction of Samuel Beckett neatly pasted in front, as issued. Text by Ismail Kadare. Printed on 100 gsm Chinese Yulong Cream paper, with cream ribbon marker. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in an elegant collectible format, Ismail Kadare's "Nepunesi ipallatit te endrrave" in a felicitous English translation. "The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the Empire's citizens. The workers search out Master Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the Empire and its Sultan. Powerfully imagined and beautifully written" (Publisher's blurb). Before its collapse, Albania was the reclusive Communist state of the West, Europe's North Korea, that is, totalitarianism at its most absurd, barbaric, and paranoid. Ismail Kadare has made it his Borgesian mission to write her history through literature that has universal significance. An absolute "must-have" title for Ismail Kadare collectors. This copy is one of the Collector's Edition, indicated as such above the Copyright Page. This edition sold out after publication and is now highly collectible. It should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which has the same ISBN. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Collector's Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Regarded by eminent scholars and critics as one of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1611453275. $80.00

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