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THE ACCIDENT - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First British Edition/First Printing

Kadare, Ismail (Translated by John Hodgson)

Published by Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books, 2010
ISBN 10: 1847673392 / ISBN 13: 9781847673398
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Title: THE ACCIDENT - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books, 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 263 pages. Published in 2010. The author's most recent novel to be translated into English. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. 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 Ismail Kadare's "Aksidenti" in a felicitous English translation. "A dizzying psychological thriller of twisted passions, dual identities, and political subterfuge. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the war in the Balkans, 'The Accident' closely documents an affair between two young lovers. An alluring mixture of vivid hallucination and cold reality, a fever dream of a novel that marks a bold and fascinating departure from Kadare's previous work" (Publisher's blurb). "Kadare is inevitably linked to Orwell and Kundera, but he is a far deeper ironist than the first and a better storyteller than the second. He is a compellingly ironic storyteller because he so brilliantly summons details that explode with symbolic reality. Kadare is deeply interested in misreading yet his prose has a Classical clarity so that much of his power as a storyteller has to do with his ability to provide an extraordinarily lucid analysis of incomprehensibility" (The New Yorker Magazine). 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. An absolute "must-have" title for Ismail Kadare collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are of the American Edition and remainder-marked. A scarce copy thus. Regarded by eminent scholars and critics as one of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ISMAIL KADARE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1847673392. Bookseller Inventory # 18215

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