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Prilli i Thyer review ↠ 3 Ò From the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour his own life is forfeit for the code of Kanun reuires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn be hunted down After shooting his brother's killer young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace not enough to see out the month of AprilThen a visiting honeHunted down After shooting his brother's killer young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace not enough to see out the month of AprilThen a visiting honeymoon couple cros. When reading this book I recalled Blindness of Saramago Broken April is haunting dark disturbing and yet strangely attractive The narration is so matter of fact yet the chill of death is looming in every word It is the story of the relentless Kanun holding sway over the Albanian mountainsmen The currency of the Kanun is death and so death seems as ever present as money is in our society There is always a sense of weirdness and unreality in the way the Mountainsmen deal with death revenge honour realtionshipsobeisance Yet there is the uncanny feeling that our so called modern society is perhaps no different in the way it kills and mechanises death The only difference perhaps is the great democracy of death under Kanun in contrast to the modern ritual democracy coupled with hypocrisy of patriotism and other isms which send the young meek gullible poor into the jaws of death

Ismail Kadare Î 3 review

S the path of the fugitive The bride's heart goes out to Gjorg and even these 'civilised' strangers from the city risk becoming embroiled in the fatal mechanism of vendetta. Jings Just about the most depressing book I have ever read powerful bleak and timeless It's sometime in post Ottoman pre Hoxha Albania and a blood feud is playing itself out through the eyes of a young mountaineer who is hopelessly caught in the game while a couple of urban honeymooners are rubbernecking their way around the High Plateau Then it gets a bit Passage to India as done by Kafka And it's drizzling in the grey mountains where the widow in black sits by the road above the village where all the men are hiding in towersREREAD A year later now in Albania and with a year 11 class as a class text We haven't had time to do it in much depth but I at least have had a deeper plunge into it and frankly it's a towering thing Truly great European literature with rich layered images and subtle devastating truths Not all of Kadare is like this and so far in my reading this is by far the bestREREAD AGAIN and again with a class this time in depth I'm still blown away This time I particularly found Mark Ukacierra to be interesting

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Prilli i ThyerFrom the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour his own life is forfeit for the code of Kanun reuires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn be. Broken April is a haunting story with an out of time charm There are not many novels around with such a simple and yet powerfully evocative style More than the plot in itself what counts here is the atmosphere Kadare is able to recreateI actually perceived the mist and the cold as well as the brightless nights and the wind swept landscapes where the novel takes place with an uncommon intensityAs a reader who gets easily distracted Broken April meant an unusual business to me this book never lost its grip over me from the very first to the last pageI don't know that much about Albania apart from being aware that Italian fought a useless and aggressive war there We will break the kidneys of Albania barked Mussolini back in 1939 and that the country hosted one of the most senseless dictators even for the crazy communist standards in the world Enver HoxhaFor a striking majority of Italians contemporary Albania is a God forsaken country a place good for ruffians pimps prostitutes and hosting bogus universities where our dull politicians get their fake degrees Besides the massive waves of desperate immigration coming from the coasts of Albania which reached Italy in the 1990s didn't help in the way our neighbours are perceived It's true how there are Albanians involved in criminal activities in Italy but then again it's always the bad guys who get all the news Just like it happens with Romanians who share a similar bad reputation in Italy and had a megalomaniac dictator too there are thousands of good honest hardworking and considerate Albanian immigrants between the Alps and Sicily But this is pretty obvious isn't itBroken April deals at the same time with backwardness and cultural heritage of Albania introducing the eually wonderful and terrifying Kanun an ancient code to settle arguments and controversies in the remote Albanian plateaus A code where vengeance through family feuds under brutal but strict rules is a focal point and that reminded me uite a lot the way disputes were handled in some parts of southern Italy and Sardinia The Albanian Kanun however seem to be structured and taken seriously by the local inhabitants than its Italian less official counterpartsThis novel speaks about the Kanun and the people living and uite often dying according to its principles but it's also an excellent cross section of the Albanian mountaineers a people able to welcome the Church and the Islam without losing most of its peculiar habits and with a fascination for towers There is a distinct beauty in the uniueness of Broken April and this uality than compensates the slight disappointment of a plot and an ending which could have been a bit better Not that it really matters as what makes this novel very good is not its storytelling but where the story itself happens This is the first book by Ismail Kadare I've ever read and most likely the first of a long series Here we have an author who definitely has something to say and somewhere to speak about I'd like to listen of it