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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It’s been more than 30 years since Hoxha died Review libir posted at Book of Bogan I must confess that prior to reading this book I had little to now functional knowledge about the country of Albania, apart from a vague idea of where it sits geographically, and some of the politics of the region.


lbiri Gabime ortografike pa fund! 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 hoxja of internal division and strife. And the system he created survived him by some five years.

A prolific writer, Hoxha wrote over 70 books during his lifetime many of which apparently were ‘revised’ versions of his life so, while Fevziu had extensive material from which to research this biography, gleaning the truth must have been incredibly difficult. Once Upon a Time in Ksamil: Despite being a ‘nonentity’ Hoxha seems to have been recognised as a charismatic public speaker and as possessing good looks making him photogenic hosha attractive to the people.

There are plenty of similarities between Hoxha and Stalin both personal and governmental. In this part of the study, blensi differences and similarities between Blendi Fevziu is the best in this genre of literature. Enjoyed reading the book, it gave me a better view of such a dictator.

Other than a couple of Kiva loans to entrepreneurs in the country I knew practically nothing about the tiny Balkan country of Albania. The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu.


Hoxhas life is nicely documented throughout the book with an overview of key figures in the back. The author continues to write and publish nowadays, including other genres of Albanian literature.

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He graduated in literature and Albanian language at the University of Tirana in and inhe was part of the staff of the Student newspaper of the University.

Get to Know Us. However, by reading, it is assumed the reader knows something of the history of Albania and its characters. To ask other readers questions about Enver Hoxhaplease sign up. Enter the email address you signed up lirbi and we’ll email you a reset link. Tauris and NetGalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

This informative and entertaining book offers an introduction to one of the world’s lesser-known countries. 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.

But once he found himself in power, he did his best to retain it. The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. What I most wanted, and missed, was some insight into why Hoxha took certain actions or into the experience of living under him in the Bllok as well as in the country as a whole.

Simeon Mitropolitski particularly recommends this read to those looking to widen their understanding and knowledge of Albania and its history.

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This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the rgime of Enver Hoxha. Nov 05, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: Whilst some of the names are unfamiliar to many readers the corruption and abuse of power will be familiar to any students of communist history.

Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand the country that was hidden by its own iron curtain. This interpretation may seem exaggerated for an ordinary politician, but Hoxha indeed rose to absolute power, and the system created by him survived beyond the end of his life for some years. Inat a meeting of communist parties in Moscow, Hoxha sided with the Chinese. There are interesting sections about life in the government complex and the stresses and strains on those living there and the false pleasantries and jockeying for survival within.


I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents A very good book. Hoxha did have a hero and that was Josef Stalin. Reading this newly translated biography of its former dictator, Enver Hoxha, has helped me to understand more about their forty year exclusion.

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In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united an entire country and applied Lenninist glendi in breaking eggs to the extent that opposition became unthinkable, that and managing to impose upon his forces an effective command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective.

I knew that Hoxha was a dictator at least as paranoid and senseless as Romania’s Ceausescu, but I was largely unfamiliar with the context, the evolution and the main pawns. His numerous volumes of autobiographical material were just about all that anyone could read about Hoxha until long after his death in Therefore, in this novel, Kadare describes the time of Enver Hoxha’s regime on the one hand and on the other hand describes the suffering of his childhood and Albanian families.

During this period, Albania became the last bastion of Stalinism in Europe. His extreme antipathy to Hoxha as a person, and to communists in general, narrows his writing to invective. The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr.