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THE SUCCESSOR - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Kadare, Ismail (Translated by David Bellos)

Published by New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2005
ISBN 10: 1559707739 / ISBN 13: 9781559707732
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Title: THE SUCCESSOR - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 207 pages. Published in 2005. The author's seventh novel to be translated into English. One of Ismail Kadare's most iconic achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. 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 "Pasardhesi" in a felicitous English translation. "Expands upon an incident late in his nation's Communist Era. The designated successor to 'The Guide' (dictator Enver Hoxha) is shot to death in his bed one night. Suicide or murder is the question on everyone's mind. In seven chapters laced with the blackest comedy, Kadare plumbs the souls of those most affected: The Successor's Daughter (whose engagement her father had recently squelched), the Minister of the Interior (the nation's ultimate police chief), the Architect (who remodeled the successor's elaborate house and knew of a secret passage to The Guide's nearby home), The Guide, and The Successor himself (as a spirit). Answers are found to the big question, but not solutions. Meanwhile, the heart's ineradicable darkness is exquisitely, painfully re-confirmed" (Booklist). 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 contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. 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 1559707739. Bookseller Inventory # 18209

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