And, Pipa must have known the novel well because he was the first to translate it into English.
I wished to see the cistern underneath, the one that trapped all the raindrops that "recalled with dreary sorrow the great spaces of sky they would never see again".
Brilliant story-telling, vivid characters and unbelievable stories, which seem such only at first sight.
Chronicle in Stone, is not a book I would have chosen to read on its own merits. Its primary recommendation was in being written by Albania’s most popular (and therefore most... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Molly Dodd
Brilliant, surprising word images constantly refreshed, through the eyes of a child. A brief historical period (WWII), in a much older context, with highly credible characters of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Normfll
A great book about war seen by the most honest eyes:child eyes. Unique style, unique voice. Exotic and familiar at the same time.Published 10 months ago by sokol zheku
Magnificent, fairy-tale like story of a small Albanian town during the World War II; occupation by Italians, Greeks and Germans told by the curious, creative and imaginative kid. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Salome
A glimpse back through a fine window into an Illyrian mind. Mysterious and Haunting, artful gradual illumination through a child's eyes.Published 14 months ago by lawrenceraven
Remarque's books dont give that vivid imagination that Kadare does. Perhaps only Haminway has the same power of dscription. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marenglen Elezi
I visited Gjirokaster in Albania in 1984 during the last year of the life of the country's dictator, Enver Hoxha. Read morePublished 17 months ago by ADAM
Knowing where the title comes from tells us a lot about this book. The city and the stone houses themselves play such a part that they are almost characters in the book. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by James W. Fonseca
Translated from the French which was translated from the Albania. Don Bellos is the translator and his introduction is excellent. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Bernard H. Pucker