Ismail Kadare

Vaughn, Vanessa E.
August 2009
Ismail Kadare (Culture Series);2009, p1
A biography of Albanian author Ismail Kadare is presented. Born January 28, 1936 in Gjirokastra, Albania, Kadare grew up during a tumultuous period in Albanian history and became interested in the literary works of Greek classicists and the drama of playwright William Shakespeare. The publication of his 1963 novel "The General of the Dead Army" garnered international attention and throughout his career he published poetry, fiction, non-fiction and journalistic pieces.


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