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The File on H

The File on H

Author(s): Ismail Kadare

Location(s): Albania

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s



In the 1930’s two American scholars, Parry and Lord, went to Jugoslavia to look at and record local oral poetry, in the hope of understanding how the Homeric epics came to be composed and handed down….. In this book two similar academics go to rural Albania to do the same there.

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There is humour in this, especially aobut pretension, it looks at how backward Albania was seen to be and how the culture of “the informer” was already prevalent. If you have an interest in...

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