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The accursed mountains : journeys in Albania

Author: Robert Carver
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of a series of journeys in 1996 by a British reporter into Albania, torn between Communism and anarchy.
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Named Person: Robert Carver; Robert Carver
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Carver
ISBN: 0719554594 9780719554599
OCLC Number: 39504486
Description: xii, 339 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Into Toskeria: Albanian approaches - Psarades; optimistic massages; enemy behind your head - Voskopoja and Lin; surviving whirlwinds - Korca; the Grammos Mountains - Korca to Gjrokastra; of ruins and assassins - Gjirokastra and Butrinti; tales of the black market - Tepelena; old communists - Gjirokastra; enter the secret police - Gjirokastra to Tirana; diplomatic initiatives - Tirana; arrested by secret police - Tirana; Natasha and the General - Tirana; death in the north - Tirana. Part II Into Ghegeria: night belongs to the Djinn - Peshkopi; wolves, bears and high passes to Serbia - Radomire; pistol practice - Peshkopi; bandit country - Kukes, Fierza, Bajram Curri; trouble with bodyguards - Bajram Curri, Dragobi, Valbona; the accursed mountains - Lake Gashit, Tropoja, etc.; honour feuds and the code of blood - Shkodra; Albania adrift - Shkodra; flying Dada airways - Tirana, Athens, London; the dance of the Kalashnikovs.
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In 1996 Robert Carver made a remarkable journey through remote Albania. He travelled by bus, by foot, by mule and horse, staying with Albanians and sharing their grindingly poor lives. His journey in  Read more...

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