The Siege (Google eBook)

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Jul 13, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Ismail Kadare’s The Siege dramatizes a relentless fictional assault on a Christian fortress in the Albanian mountains by the Ottoman Army in the fifteenth century. As the bloody and psychologically crushing struggle for control over the citadel unfolds, Kadare’s newest work opens a window onto the eternal clash between religions and empires as well as the exhilaration, despair, and immediacy of the battlefield.
Kadare is a hugely respected novelist and a hero to his people, as well as an outspoken critic of all forms of totalitarianism. The Siege is a “powerfully atmospheric . . . and vividly rendered” (The Telegraph) novel of considerable cumulative power and resonance for our own times.


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User Review  - Ajk - Goodreads

Maybe it's because I just finished Wu Ming's Altai, but I really didn't have it in me for a straight-siege book. The story is a fictionalized account of one of the many Ottoman sieges of Albania in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Hübner - Goodreads Albania in the middle of the 15th century. Gjergj Kastrioti, called Skanderbeg, is resisting the advance of the Ottoman armies and is fighting a kind of hit-and-run ... Read full review

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