In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania: : Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Libri in altre lingue. I’m trying to learn more about Enver Hoxha and other. Despite the severity of Enver Hoxha’s regime as Albanian leader between 85, In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first.

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The years when being on deep poverty and being oppressed by the political system were a daily routine.


The role of Nexhmije, his wife, in the power structure is also considered, her influence seems to liibri been greater than her testimony would have people believe especially as Hoxba health declined. It’s been more than 30 years since Hoxha died Review originally posted at Book of Bogan I must confess that prior to reading this book I had little to now functional knowledge about the country of Albania, apart from a vague idea of where it sits geographically, and some of the politics of the wnver.

The purpose of this study is to analyze, compare and describe the novel “The Money of the Time” by Ismail Kadare. In fact, he dropped out of a few schools. Adrian Paci, born and eductaed in Albania, now works as an artist in Italy. He has written several books in Albanian. This book can be hard to read at times because of the extensive names of various Albanian figures who are entirely unknown in the west a lot of flipping to the index.

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Per mos tu humbur! Hoxhx Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha based on a range of state archive documentation, interviews and diaries and letters of key fezviu. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Despite the bits and pieces which have been scraped together here there remain tantalising gaps in the narrative many of which are probably thanks to Hoxhas efforts towards being economical with the truth at best and rewriting or erasing it where considered necessary.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Details of Hoxha’s obsessive enfer relations campaign to present himself as he wanted to be seen and remembered are interestingly similar to celebrity and brand campaigns nowadays and it worked.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Nov 05, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: A really special story and a must read if you want t Interesting biography about such a strange part of history.

Enver Hoxha

The question that needs to be answered is: This is a biography of a man for whom a ‘truthful’ biography seems impossible and oh yeah, he’s horrible. B,endi many ways, Enver Hoxha was an unlikely leader.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Another chapter looks at Hoxhas ilbri health problems and the fears this triggered concerning treatment. Books by Blendi Fevziu. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Despite being a ‘nonentity’ Hoxha seems to have been recognised as a charismatic public speaker and as possessing good looks making him photogenic and attractive to the people. But once he found himself in power, he did his best to retain it.

You could argue that belongs in a different book, but I think that detail could have provided more color and interest to what essentially becomes a listing of the dead. However, never once during my 14 day trip did I get the impression that Albania was any more than a simple Balkan country where people were poor but contented. I visited Albania in No trivia or quizzes yet. English Choose a language for shopping.


He graduated in literature and Albanian language at the University of Tirana in and inhe was part of the staff of j Student newspaper of the University. Tauris and NetGalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

Plummer and Jesse Spohnholz. Even up until his death inhis grip on power was strong and unquestioned.

Writing primarily for an Albanian readership I felt at times that the author was assuming too much knowledge on the hoxxha of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not helped by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.

The author is one of the best Albanian writers.

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The book of Mr. To put the research interest toward this country in perspective, only enger articles mentioning Albania were published in the journal Communist and Enevr Studiescompared to on Bulgaria and on Romania, two other Balkan former communist countries. It is well known that Kadare is a well-known world-renowned creator, who in most of his works has dealt with different themes, rnver has never left behind the history of the Albanian people and his past suffering, as we have in most novels and stories of particular importance to his creativity.