Ismail Kadare, key Albanian author of the twentieth century, dies at 88 | Culture | EUROtoday

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Ismail Kadare, in Rome on January 26, 2018.
Ismail Kadare, in Rome on January 26, 2018.Leonardo Cendamo (Getty Images)

Ismail Kadare, maybe probably the most well-known Albanian author of the twentieth century and one of many key authors of latest European literature, has died on the age of 88, his writer informed AFP. He was the creator of works similar to Three minutes. On the thriller of Stalin's name to Pasternak, just lately revealed in Spanish, The Great Winter, The Dead Army General o The decline of the gods of the steppe.

His phrase has grow to be well-liked: “Literature led me to freedom, not the other way around,” referring to his conflicts with the communist regime that dominated his nation for many years. The relationship between literature and energy runs by means of a lot of his work. He was within the Nobel Prize in Literature swimming pools so many instances that he ended up being positioned within the class of “eternal candidate.” In 2009, Kadaré acquired the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters.

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