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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A really special story and a must read if you want t Interesting biography about such a strange part of history. The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. His last visit to Khrushchev’s Soviet Union, he would only eat food from the Albanian Embassy prepared from ingredients collected from several small markets.
A really special story and a must read if you want to know or understand more about Albania, the balkan region and communism. Plummer and Jesse Spohnholz. Envr this newly translated biography of its former dictator, Enver Hoxha, has helped me to understand more about their forty year exclusion.
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Simeon Mitropolitski particularly recommends this read to those looking to widen their understanding and knowledge of Albania and its history. And the system he created survived him by some five years. A bunker in Southern Albania. Paperbackpages. Zog spent years trying to cajole waring factions into a functioning modern state with limited success.
Enver Hoxha was leader of 0ne of the most secretive Communist states and little is known outside Albania about his life. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy.
Return to Book Page. It was like watching the most horrific movie of all time. Group of people led from Hoxha used tactically the wave of rising ideology in Eastern Europe to establish and rnver to isolate 2 millions Albanians, and to punch down perspective of many more to come in later decades and further.
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.
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Other than a couple of Kiva loans to entrepreneurs in the country I knew practically nothing about the tiny Balkan country of Albania. Photographic body of work depicting monuments of the communist feviu in Albania. The Hoxha regime was as undereducated as it was lasting. Blendi 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 actors.
Gabime ortografike pa fund! This book would have been better if it could have provided more details of the country itself. Adrian Paci, born and eductaed in Albania, now works as an artist in Italy.
I thought that this book might fill some of the gaps in my knowledge, and it did. Blendi Fevziu reveals much new information about the lfe of Enver Hoxha from interviews conducted after the fall of Communism in Albania in about and from documents and memoirs that have come to light since then.
You could argue that belongs in a different book, but I think that detail could have provided more color and interest to what libr becomes a listing of the dead. The role of Nexhmije, his wife, ebver the power structure is also considered, her influence seems to have been greater than her testimony would have people believe especially as Hoxhas health declined.
Neither a street activist or intellectual; rather someone whose lack of hoxba position or activism made him seem like a prime neutral candidate for filling enveer key Party post at a time of internal division and strife.
Get to Know Us. It was disappointing to learn of underhand British interference and finances helping the Communist regime to establish itself as the war ended is there anywhere we haven’t helped to destroy? Book offered by the publisher in livri for an honest review Interestingly at the 2nd plenary of the Communist Party of Albania a concerted effort was made to depose Hoxha with charges of ‘serious crimes committed within the Party, of embarking upon a sectarian and criminal course against his opponents, of constructing a cult of personality around himself, of keeping credit for achievements of the Party and more’.
Tevziu been more than 30 years since Hoxha died, and yet important stories like these are still only now coming out from behind the iron glendi.
Paranoia about enemies real and imagined seems blensi have dogged Envers rule with loyal friends and enemies dispatched in much the same way for deviations suspected or real, the trail of corpses is impressive as is their occasional rehabilitation, falling out of favour and rehabilitation along with exhumations and reburials according to their current status. The question that needs to be answered is: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Still, if the purpose of the book enevr to individualise the suffering, to remind the world of these individuals, then it did so well.
Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand the country that was hidden by its own iron curtain. A prolific writer, Hoxha wrote over 70 books during his lubri many of which apparently were ‘revised’ versions of his life so, while Fevziu had extensive material from which to research this biography, gleaning the truth must have been incredibly difficult.
Aug 23, Almir Kulla added it. However, this is a valuable, informative and well-written biography, which has only whetted my appetite to find out more about this long-beleaguered country.
Enjoyed reading the book, it gave me a better view of such a dictator. The book is not without its flaws though. Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Writing primarily for an Albanian readership I felt at times that the author was assuming too much knowledge on the part of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not feevziu by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.
Affect, materiality and meaning-making.