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By Amanda Heller
October 19, 2008

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The General of the Dead Army By Ismail Kadare Translated, from the French, by Derek Coltman Arcade, 272 pp., $24.95 From our Western viewpoint, the Italian "boot" appears poised to punt Sicily deep into the Mediterranean. From the eastern Adriatic, however, it looks about to crush Albania under its heavy heel. This is what the long-silenced Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare ... (Full article: 652 words)

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