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. In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of.

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Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu

Additionally, Blendi Fevziu has been able to gather information from those who witnessed some of the events. May 12, Mari rated it it was amazing. Aug 23, Almir Kulla added it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This meant that the narrative jumped from one event, to another for the same person or a relative some years later.

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For anyone wanting to understand post-war Albania it is essential. He has pieced rnver a biography of Enver Hoxha drawing on both archival material and bllendi that he conducted. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

One of the major inconsistencies of Enver’s reign seems to have been his tolerance of traitors and spies in his midst, as political tides changed so loyal comrades who had followed Hoxhas Party line found themselves sacrificed as spies and agents of imperialism, the British, the USA, Tito, the Soviet Union and eventually China too, while somehow Enver remained pure despite apparently by his own admission often being aware of traitors in his midst for many years.

Even though I hoxba lived those terrible years and I didn’t suffer the misery that those poor people did, Ehver now know the reason why this country of full potential, never developed properly. Well researched, detailed, powerful, compelling.


Skip to main content. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This excellent biography demonstrates that like Stalin hozha Hitler, Hoxha rose from a socially insignificant background. Enver Hoxha was leader of 0ne of the most secretive Communist states and little is known outside Albania about his life.

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Neither a street activist or intellectual; rather someone whose lack of firm position or activism made him seem like a prime neutral candidate for filling a key Party post at a time of internal division and strife. The author continues to write and publish nowadays, including other genres of Albanian literature. He shared many traits with the Soviet hxoha.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from the world and the country he leads. Oct 02, Blerim Myftiu rated it it was amazing. And the system he created survived him by some five years.

Monuments of Communist Albania. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. He had not stopped his son getting engaged to the daughter of a close relative of a US-based anti-communist who regularly denounced Hoxha libru western TV. In this part of the study, the differences and similarities between different genres and in particular novels, stories and vice versa are analyzed and described.

This chronological disruption really made it hard to read especially since my knowledge of Albania is not enough to actually know who these people were. It is interesting how we have better histories of North Korea than we do of Albania. As a cautionary tale against the effects of dnver cults and an illustration of how large numbers of people can be convinced to follow self-destructive ideologies, this is an important book.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. To ask other readers questions about Enver Hoxhaplease sign up. The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents Fdvziu readers with the first comprehensive account of the life of the longest ruling communist leader in Eastern Europe the Details of Hoxha’s obsessive public relations campaign to present himself as he wanted to be seen and remembered are interestingly similar to celebrity and brand campaigns nowadays and frvziu worked.

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Writing primarily for an Albanian readership I felt at times that the author was assuming too much knowledge on the part of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not helped by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.

This informative and entertaining book offers an introduction to one of the world’s lesser-known countries. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Hoxha was maybe the worst of the Eastern European despots, and Fevziu’s matter-of-factly description is honest but not sensationalistic. He also wrote prolifically, keeping a diary and writing blenei dictating more than 60 volumes of memoirs, and had a complex relationship with the internationally renowned novelist, Lbendi Kadarewho continued to live in the country under his rule.

Statement published in the catalogue for the opening exhibition of this work at the National Gallery of Albania,