Gendered Legacies of Communist Albania: This book can be hard to read at times because of the extensive names of various Albanian figures who are entirely unknown in the west a lot of flipping to the index. Gabime ortografike pa fund! Everything that we tourists saw must have been engineered to look satisfactory, just like the so-called Potemkin Villages and Theresienstadt concentration camp when it was visited by the Red Cross. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs.
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Gendered Legacies of Communist Albania: This book can be hard to read at times because of the extensive names of various Albanian figures who are entirely unknown in the west a lot of flipping to the index. Gabime ortografike pa fund! Everything that we tourists saw must have been engineered to look satisfactory, just like the so-called Potemkin Villages and Theresienstadt concentration camp when it was visited by the Red Cross.
His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs. Enter the email address you signed up with and encer email you a reset link. He has pieced together a biography of Enver Hoxha drawing on both archival material and bllendi that he conducted. Tauris and NetGalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.
This excellent biography demonstrates that like Stalin and Hitler, Hoxha rose from a socially insignificant background. Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading. DSP N PDF It leaves a lot uncertain and unanswered but probably gets as close as we are likely to to an examination of the man and his mind, it unravels some of the questions but still leaves a host of others the answers to which he took to the grave.
The write, Blendi Fevziu, is an Albanian journalist and writer. But once he found himself in power, he did his best to retain it. Showing of 1 reviews. Show 25 25 50 All. The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha.
Unlike Hitler and Stalin, Hoxha was a prolific writer. Hoxha did have a hero envrr that was Josef Stalin. Trivia About Enver Hoxha. Simeon Mitropolitski particularly recommends this read to those looking to widen their understanding and knowledge of Albania and its history. Lists with This Book. 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.
Hoxhas life is nicely documented throughout the book with an overview of key figures in the back. Stalinism, that particularly brutal phase of the Communist experience, came to an end in most of Europe with the death of Stalin in. He supplements his own observations with those of earlier travellers and the opinions of those with whom he spoke in Albania. A little dry at first, particularly doing the meticulous description of the birth of the communist party in Albania, Fevziu manages to paint an image of a dictator that is somewhat recognisable yet shocking.
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The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of the life of the longest ruling communist leader in Eastern Europe the original, Albanian-language version was published in feviu a series of TV programmes by Fevziu in the early s.
Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books blendj want to read. Author Blendi Fevziu is an Albanian journalist and the whole book is written in a reportage style, not dry at all, but firmly factual and pragmatic.
I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us. Read more Read less. Not only were the people suffering from political oppression, but also from starvation. There are plenty of similarities between Hoxha and Stalin both personal and governmental. Blendi Fevziu ka lindur me 18 Maj The Hoxha regime was as undereducated as it was lasting. He has written several books in Albanian. Well written with a fluent and easy style. They were both unlikely leaders who worked to gain power through favors and opportunity.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The role of Nexhmije, his wife, in the power structure is also considered, her influence seems to have been greater than her testimony would have people believe especially as Hoxhas health declined.
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Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership. That which did exist tended to suffer from a lack of reliable primary resource material and either sang the praises of heroic Comrade Hoxha or presented him as an arch demon. Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers. Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha based on a range of state archive documentation, interviews and diaries and letters of key actors. 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. 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 finding employment he had little more time for. 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 and rewriting or erasing it where considered necessary.
Tygoll Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. Grim, but also fascinating. Throughout blendu book we find the image of a ruthless and skillful politician using any misstep by other leaders for his own advantage. And the system he created survived him by some five years.