In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania: : Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Libri in altre lingue. I’m trying to learn more about Enver Hoxha and other. Despite the severity of Enver Hoxha’s regime as Albanian leader between 85, In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first.

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One thing to consider before reading it, is to make sure that you are ready to get inside a vicious and evil world, and the things that you blendl going to learn are way more horrific than you imagined.

Well written with a fluent and easy style. Blendi Fevziu is a journalist, based in Tirana. With a combination of self-criticism and clever delay tactics Hoxha was able to take the wind out of the oppositions sails before ilbri and disposing of them in what was by then time honoured fashion and remained so for his reign.

Nje biografi e diktatorit me te eger te koherave! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Hoxha, like he made his country, was quite isolated.

Another chapter looks at Hoxhas increasing health problems and the fears this triggered concerning treatment. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. Therefore, in this novel, Kadare describes the time of Enver Hoxha’s regime on the one o and on the other hand describes the suffering of his childhood and Albanian families.

Group of people led from Hoxha used tactically the wave of rising ideology in Eastern Europe to establish and rnver to isolate 2 millions Albanians, and to punch down perspective of many more to come in later decades and further. Sign In or Create blendii Account.


Hoxhas life is nicely documented throughout the blehdi with an overview of key figures in the back. The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. In order to compare the similarities between story and novel, it is necessary to first see the boundary between the novel and the story, which emerges that the story in most cases is shorter than the novel, but often, similar to the volume density; the difference between novel and novel being the form of narration of breeding ii information that brings novelties.


Skip to main content. A fascinating book about a period of European history poorly covered in English. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Now I know who is the one to blame for the ignorance prevailing in general, because this monster killed every single noble and intellectual person that have lived in this country, including their family and relatives. In many ways, Enver Hoxha was an unlikely leader. It is interesting to see how Hoxha was a beneficiary of the support of leading Albanian nationalists in his early years who helped him through an education he seemed to have no interest in then in boxha employment he had little more time for.

It was like watching the most horrific movie of all time. Despite the bits and pieces which have been scraped together here there remain tantalising gaps in the narrative many of which are probably thanks to Hoxhas efforts towards being economical with the truth at best envee rewriting or erasing it where considered necessary. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


A very qualitative book. Hoxha, himself, never finished his college education.

Talking about a creator who possesses an extraordinary fertile fantasy and an imagination that knows no limits, his first poetry book was “Boyish Inspirations”which creative poems were inspired by the author. A really special story and a must read if you want to know or understand more about Albania, the balkan region and communism.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Nor is it really clear from the book where or when Hoixha really developed his knowledge of Marxism-Lenninism – a yard stick with which he measured all other regimes and found them to be wanting. O very qualitative book.

At times I found the narrative confusing. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Even though I ilbri lived those terrible years and I didn’t suffer the misery that those poor people did, I now know the reason why this country of full potential, never developed properly.


Photographic body of work depicting monuments fevziiu the communist era in Albania. Based on local sources, interviews, including with people that at certain moments of time were part of the ‘inner circle’ of the dictator and local archives recently open to the public, this book is the comprehensive resource in English about Hoxha and the Albanian communism in general. A noteworthy contribution enverr the history of communism in South Eastern Europe. Blendi Fevziu is the best in this genre of literature.