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Palace of Dreams

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ISBN-10: 1611453275

ISBN-13: 9781611453270

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ismail Kadare, Barbara Bray

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Born in 1936, Ismail Kadare is Albania's best-known poet and novelist. Translations of his novels have appeared in more than forty countries. In 2005 he was awarded the first Man Booker International Prize for 'a body of work written by an author who has had a truly global impact'. He is the recipient of the highly prestigious 2009 Principe de Asturias de las Letras in Spain.

Jean Giono was born in France on March 30, 1985. He was an author about whom Germaine Bree and M. Guiton have written, "When Giono's first novel, Colline (Hill of Destiny) appeared in 1929, it struck a fresh, new note. . . . After Proust and Gide, Duhamel and Romains, Cocteau and Giraudoux, what could be more restful than a world of wind and sun and simple men who apparently had never heard of psychological analysis, never confronted any social problems, never read any books. . ." (An Age of Fiction). Raised by his shoemaker father in a small town in the south of France, Giono's fiction has its roots in the peasant life of Provence. Horrified by his experiences in World War I, Giono…