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Author: Ismail Kadare; David Bellos
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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A political comedy on two American academics who are recording story-singers in Albania. The two are on a project to show that story-singers were the source of Homer's epics, but this is much too highbrow for the district governor, convinced the pair are spies. By an Albanian writer, author of The Concert.
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kadare, Ismail.
File on H.
New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., 1998
(OCoLC)605445746
Named Person: Homer; Homer.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Kadare; David Bellos
ISBN: 1559704012 9781559704014 1611457998 9781611457995 1559706279 9781559706278
OCLC Number: 37322387
Notes: "First published in Albanian under the title Dosja H. (1981); translated from the revised version of the French text in Ismail Kadare, Oeuvres, tome IV, Fayard, 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: 202 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Dosja H.
Responsibility: Ismail Kadare ; translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by David Bellos.

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A political comedy on two American academics who are recording story-singers in Albania. The two are on a project to show that story-singers were the source of Homer's epics, but this is much too highbrow for the district governor, convinced the pair are spies. By an Albanian writer, author of The Concert.

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Kadare combines metaphysical inquiry with social realism . . . [and] a comic touch, though one dark and penetrating in the manner of Samuel Beckett's fiction. As satiric and absurd as something by Read more...

 
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