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Kadare, Ismail (Translated by David Bellos). AGAMEMNON'S DAUGHTER: A NOVELLA AND STORIES. New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 226 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of short pieces. One of Ismail Kadare's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents three of Ismail Kadare's short works in a felicitous English translation: "Agamemnon's Daughter", "The Blinding Order", and "The Great Wall". "Realizes the theme of fear as an instrument of power with consummate art" (Booklist). 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. A "must-have" title for Ismail Kadare collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Regarded by eminent scholars and critics as one of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ISMAIL KADARE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1559707887. $40.00

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