Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, first published in , comes to an English-speaking audience after a tumultuous reception in. Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian ruler from to , is the biggest-selling book in the history of the Balkan country. 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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Blendi Fevziu is a hocha, based in Tirana. Samenvatting Stalinism, that particularly brutal phase of the Communist experience, came to an end in most of Europe with the death of Stalin in Details of Hoxha’s obsessive public relations campaign to present himself as he wanted to be seen and remembered are interestingly similar to celebrity and brand campaigns nowadays and it worked.

Hoxha had little interest in politics until he found himself in it. This consisted of a long line of women, queuing to be greeted by Hoxha. Outside Albania, Hoxha was admired by some western radicals for denouncing every kind of imperialism, from Yugoslav to Soviet to Chinese, as well as the US kind.

Book Review: Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania by Blendi Fevziu | LSE Review of Books

But his popularity was genuine and widespread, at least for a time. Why show generosity without any political reason?

Inat a meeting of communist parties in Moscow, Hoxha sided with the Yoxha. The Iron Fist of Albania is a detailed look at the man who ruled Albania for over forty years. Email alerts New issue alert. However, the book contains none of this.


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Tauris books are currently unavailable for purchase on this site, as we are migrating to www. Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Through his entire active political fevzui, from till Hoxha killed or eliminated everyone including his own friends or family who even dared to think about a different than a communist system or would even think about minimizing his hegemony.

Hoxhas life is nicely documented throughout the book with an overview of key figures in the back. See all 6 reviews. Books by Blendi Fevziu.

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Why play with his subjects? It is a decent amount of time to distant oneself from the past. Those tevziu about electrification, industrialization and progress under Hoxha probably deny the fact that not every village in Italy or Greece had electricity or running water in either. On a critical note, the book needs to go further beyond the simple accumulation of facts about the late Albanian dictator into the realm of contemporary politics.

Victor Nickolich The Lynx 16, Overige kenmerken Extra groot lettertype Nee. Fevziu is an Albanian journalist, writer, and host of the TV feziu show Opinion. Teacher of Moral Education 6.

In spite of his flamboyance, Hoxha, a fan of Agatha Christieloved spending time alone with books. The Selected Works of Enver Hoxha.

Women in the English Historical Review. It is interesting how we have better histories of North Korea than we do of Albania. A really special story and a must read if you want t Interesting biography about such a strange part of history. Blendi Fevziu Elsie, Robert. However, in one country – Albania – Stalinism survived virtually unscathed until Thank you for your patience with this process. This chronological disruption really made it hard to read especially since my knowledge of Albania is not enough to actually know who these people were.


Giving them a voice and a story, something which Hoxha desperately tried to deny them, is perhaps Fevziu’s most profound achievement. Interesting biography about such a strange part of history. The Hoxha regime was as undereducated as it was lasting.

The book has none of that. Translated with astonishing clarity, this book goes deep inside the mind and life fevzziu the man who plunged Albania into a year nightmare. Nov 05, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: Comparatively speaking, the communist period in Albania is not well studied within communist studies. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania by Blendi Fevziu review – the People’s Republic tyrant

Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu pieces together the life of a tyrannical ruler in a biography which will be essential reading for anyone interested in Balkan history and communist studies. His numerous volumes of autobiographical material were just about all that anyone could read about Hoxha until long after enved death in My last wish is: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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