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The Resource The traitor's niche, Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson

The traitor's niche, Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson

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The traitor's niche
Title
The traitor's niche
Statement of responsibility
Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • alb
  • eng
Summary
Set in 1822, during the Ottoman occupation of Albania, this is a story of resistance. The 'Corner of Shame' is in the central square in Constantinople, where the emperor displays the heads of rebels against the state. The governor of Albania is awaiting this fate. A cultivated leader, fervent nationalist, ally of Napoleon and the English, he was also violent, cruel and personally ambitious. Eventually he alienated his people and was captured by the Turkish army and decapitated. This is the story of the journey of his decapitated head as it is transported across the Ottoman empire. The fable takes a fantastical turn: Tundj Hata who is transporting the head organises macabre spectacles in the villages they pass through, and performs the rituals to preserve the trophy head
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StDuBDS
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Kadare, Ismail
Dewey number
  • 891.9'913
  • 891.9'913
  • 891.9'913
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1951-
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Hodgson, John
Series statement
Vintage classics
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Albania
Label
The traitor's niche, Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Kadare's Ottoman Empire trilogy"--Back cover
  • This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784873202
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781784873202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The traitor's niche, Ismail Kadare ; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
Publication
Note
  • "Kadare's Ottoman Empire trilogy"--Back cover
  • This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784873202
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781784873202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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