: Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania (): Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Books. Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, first published in , comes to an English-speaking audience after a tumultuous reception in. In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto.

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The author summarises his goal as painting the portrait of a real person, of what Hoxha was really like 3without exaggeration, unjustified denigration or bias 9.

Book review: Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania by Blendi Fevziu | Prospect Magazine

Author Blendi Fevziu is an Albanian journalist and the whole book is written in a reportage style, not dry at all, but firmly factual and pragmatic. Click here to cancel reply.

Despite this, many people – inside and outside Albania – know little about the man who ruled the country with an iron fist for so many decades. No doubt Albania, like any other country, wears vestiges of its past.

Jun 26, Marko Jerina rated it really liked it. I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. Labour And The Gulag. The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, and left a shocking legacy of death. Following official elections inhe fecziu the systematic elimination of all rivals – torture, internment and execution became his trade-marks.

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Not Europe, but the world. The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in was incomparably severe. His selection as Communist Party leader was more due to his lack of personal drive meaning that he hadn’t alienated any of the factions fighting for control, but once he got the nomination, there was no way he was going to relinquish power and maintained absolute control for forty-one years.

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The answer may be obvious for Albanian readers who feel these legacies and remember the totalitarian past; it is, however, not obvious for ejver who have never been to Albania, and especially for those for whom this book represents their first encounter with the country. Don’t have an account? Showing of 1 reviews. Nationalists and Communists 9.

Even though Hoxha had given his blessing, no sooner had the book been published in than a vociferous campaign was unleashed against it and its author. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. He shared many traits with the Soviet dictator. Shadows on the Mountain. Oct 14, Elisa Shala rated it liked it. Translated with astonishing clarity, this book hoxja deep inside the mind and life of the man who plunged Albania into a year nightmare. But it also raised a revziu of questions.


Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha hoxah remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of devziu European powers. Please try again later. Open Preview See a Problem?

An archetypal stalinist dictator, both his enemies and friends described him as mediocre through and through, but fueled by an innate thirst of power and the insatiable need to cling onto it. In this respect, the present book fills a gap regarding communist Albania and provides fresh encouragement for those studying the history and current political developments of the country.

Introduction by Robert Elsie 1. Down with Big Brother.