Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
5,916 (6,150)2543,587 (3.72)290
Ismail Kadare is the most prominent of contemporary Albanian writers. He has written poetry, short stories, literary criticism, and seven novels. His works have been translated and published in more than two dozen countries. An internationally known figure, he has visited and lectured in many countries. He was also a representative to Albania's People's Assembly. In 1990 Kadare left Albania for Paris where he became openly dissident. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Broken April
… (more)
Broken April 602 copies, 27 reviews
The Palace of Dreams 545 copies, 15 reviews
Chronicle in Stone 479 copies, 19 reviews
The General of the Dead Army 453 copies, 10 reviews
The Successor 405 copies, 22 reviews
The Siege 395 copies, 17 reviews
The Three-Arched Bridge 324 copies, 15 reviews
The File on H. 299 copies, 12 reviews
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost 294 copies, 7 reviews
The Pyramid 219 copies, 10 reviews
The Accident 192 copies, 14 reviews
The Ghost Rider 187 copies, 12 reviews
Three Elegies for Kosovo 154 copies, 7 reviews
The Fall of the Stone City 145 copies, 8 reviews
The Concert 143 copies, 2 reviews
The Traitor's Niche 129 copies, 8 reviews
Twilight of the Eastern Gods 115 copies, 5 reviews
Het monster 42 copies, 5 reviews
Le Grand Hiver 36 copies, 2 reviews
De versteende bruidsstoet 33 copies, 2 reviews
The Doll 25 copies, 1 review
L'Aigle 24 copies, 1 review
Clair de lune 22 copies
Spiritus 21 copies
La muñeca 11 copies
El firmán de la ceguera 11 copies, 1 review
The Wedding 9 copies
The Shadow 8 copies
Ca Pika shiu ranë mbi qelq 2 copies, 1 review
Następca 1 copy
Vepra 14 1 copy
Vepra 1 copy
@0153uvres 1 copy
2002 1 copy
La Bambola 1 copy
Granta 91: Wish You Were Here (Contributor) 129 copies, 1 review
Die ogen en de dood (Afterword, some editions) 20 copies
Behind the Sun [2001 film] (Original novel) 10 copies, 2 reviews
Don Quijote: Alrededor Del Mundo (Contributor) 5 copies

Ismail Kadare has 2 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
In the fall of 1990 Ismail Kadare left Albania in a gesture of protest against the actions and policies of the Albanian government and was granted asylum in France.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.72)
0.5 1
1 22
1.5 4
2 66
2.5 30
3 265
3.5 128
4 445
4.5 70
5 205

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Ismail Kadare is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Ismail Kadare is composed of 25 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 172,073,703 books! | Top bar: Always visible