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False Apocalypse

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 256 Seiten
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This unique and disturbing work concerns the events of 1997, a tragic year in the history of post-communist Albania. After the wo... Weiterlesen
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This unique and disturbing work concerns the events of 1997, a tragic year in the history of post-communist Albania. After the world's most isolated country emerged from Stalinist dictatorship and opened to capitalism, many people fell prey to fraudsters who invited them to invest in so-called 'pyramid schemes'. At the start of 1997, these pyramids crumbled one after another causing wide-spread demonstrations and protests. The conflict became increasingly violent, leading to the collapse of the state and of the country's institutions. Prisons were opened, crowds stormed arms depots, and the country was abandoned to anarchy and gang rule. Lubonja has chosen to tell this incredible story through a narrative technique that operates on two levels: a third-person narrator, who describes the large-scale events that made international headlines, and the narrative of Fatos Qorri, the author's alter ego, who describes his own dramatic experiences in a personal diary. The book begins with the synopsis of a novel entitled "The Sugar Boat" that Fatos Qorri intends to write about the spread of a small pyramid scheme luring people to invest supposedly in a sugar business. However, as the major pyramids collapse, real events overtake anything he has imagined and Fatos Qorri finds himself in the midst of a real-life tragedy.



Zusammenfassung
A fascinating dissection of the political and social events which rapidly bought one of the world's strictest Stalinist regime to rough capitalism and financial collapse.

Produktinformationen

Titel: False Apocalypse
Untertitel: From Stalinism to Capitalism
Autor:
EAN: 9781908236197
ISBN: 1908236191
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Istros Books
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Gewicht: 347g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T15mm
Jahr: 2014