In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. 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.
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Fevzi appeared from nowh The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, and left a shocking legacy of death. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Not only were the people suffering from political oppression, but also from starvation. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. The book of Mr. 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.
Close mobile fevzik navigation Article navigation. During this period, Albania became the last bastion of Stalinism in Europe.
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Fevziu is an Albanian journalist, writer, and host of the TV talk show Opinion. An archetypal stalinist dictator, both his enemies and friends described him as mediocre through and through, but fueled by an innate thirst of power and the insatiable need to cling onto it. 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.
One thing to consider before reading it, is to make sure that you are ready to get inside a vicious and evil world, and the things that you are going to learn are way more horrific than you imagined.
Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand the country that was hidden by its own iron curtain. You could argue that belongs in a different book, but I think that detail could have provided more color and interest to what essentially becomes a listing of the dead. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
Until I read Fevziu’s book, I had no idea what a dire state the country was in when I visited it. This is very welcome because you come across a lot of names. As a study in power alone the book is worth reading.
Not Europe, but the world. At times I found the narrative confusing.
I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us. Log In Sign Up. Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading. Throughout the book we find the image of a ruthless and skillful politician using any misstep by other leaders for his own advantage. In this study Hoxha emerges as something of a “nonentity” in the early years of the formation of the Albanian Communist movement, a person who ‘made and impression by not making an impression’.
Whilst some of the blwndi are unfamiliar to many readers the corruption and abuse of power will be familiar to any students of communist history. Group of people led from Hoxha used tactically the wave of rising ideology in Eastern Europe to establish and rnver to isolate 2 millions Albanians, and to punch down perspective of many more to come in later decades and further.
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 lbendi.
A little dry at first, particularly doing the meticulous description of the birth of the communist party blndi Albania, Fevziu manages to paint an image of a dictator that is somewhat recognisable yet shocking. Statement published in the catalogue for the opening exhibition of this work at the National Gallery of Albania, The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr.
In blsndi Hoxha seems to have mobilised and libro an entire country and applied Lenninist lessons in breaking eggs to the extent that opposition became unthinkable, that and managing to impose upon his forces an libgi command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective.
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Lists with This Book. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers.
Want to Read saving…. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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.
He never trusted Kruschev or the Chinese let alone any Western country. Peter rated it it was amazing Jun 04, A really special story and a must read if you want to know or understand more about Albania, the balkan region and communism.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. Reading this book made it clearer to me why Albania has struggled economically, fsvziu to achieve a democratic form of government. In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime in Albania.
This book can be hard to blendii 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. Affect, materiality and meaning-making. Paranoia about enemies real and imagined seems to hoxah dogged Envers rule with loyal friends and enemies dispatched in much the same way for deviations suspected or real, the trail of corpses is impressive as is their occasional rehabilitation, falling out of favour and rehabilitation along with exhumations and reburials according to their current status.