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THE PALACE OF DREAMS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The "Collector's Edition" - ONLY COPY OF THE LIMITED EDITION ONLINE

Kadare, Ismail (Trasnlated by Jusuf Briuoni and Barbara Bray)

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ISBN 10: 1611453275 / ISBN 13: 9781611453270
Published by New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
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1st Printing. 210 pages. Published in 2011. The author's eighth book to be translated into English. One of the greatest novels of our time. Special "Collector's Edition" of 1500 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. They have the same ISBN. The Limited Edition sold out shortly after publication and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Arcade: Regular-sized volume format. Red cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine and photographic reproduction of Samuel Beckett neatly pasted in front, as issued. Text by Ismail Kadare. Printed on 100 gsm Chinese Yulong Cream paper, with cream ribbon marker. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in an elegant collectible format, Ismail Kadare's "Nepunesi ipallatit te endrrave" in a felicitous English translation. A triumphant achievement. "The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the Empire's citizens. The workers search out Master Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the Empire and its Sultan. Powerfully imagined and beautifully written" (Publisher's blurb). 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 copy is one of the Collector's Edition, indicated as such above the Copyright Page. It should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which has the same ISBN. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Collector's Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Regarded by eminent scholars and critics as one of the greatest writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ISMAIL KADARE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1611453275. Bookseller Inventory # 17907

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Title: THE PALACE OF DREAMS - Scarce Pristine Copy ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the empire’s citizens. The workers search out Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the empire and its Sultan. Mark-Alem, scion of a noble family that has provided viziers to the Sultan from time immemorial, and whose power the Sultan distrusts, is recruited into the Palace of Dreams at the humblest level.

He immediately feels the terrible pressure that drives his coworkers, the dread of overlooking a crucial dream whose capture and interpretation might avert political disaster. But he rapidly rises through the hierarchy only barely ?nding his bearings in one section of the Palace’s labyrinthine passages that represent the entire empire’s consciousness laid bare before he is promoted to another. And the pressure only increases as he becomes familiar with the fates of subversive dreamers and personally responsible for the sorts of dreams that might ruin an entire family. A family like his own with this beautifully bound hardcover edition, The Palace of Dreams is powerfully imagined and beautifully written, a national classic from one of Albania’s premiere literary voices.

About the Author:

Ismail Kadare is the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, and is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most important writers of our time. Translations of his novels have been published in more than forty countries. He divides his time between Paris, France, and Tirana, Albania.

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