Título: Biografi-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING
Editorial: Deutsch, London
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition.
Fine first printing in near fine dustwrapper. The book is square, tight and seems unread. The dustwrapper is complete and not marked but some minor shelfwear evident. Signed by the author to the title page, without further inscription. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Paypal accepted. N° de ref. de la librería 006128
Sinopsis: In Albania, under the long dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, each Albanian citizen had a biografi - literally an account of their suitability as good socialists which was registered by the secret police. An insight in to the post-communist regime of Albania.
Extraordinarily haunting ( Daily Telegraph)
Seductively realistic ( Independent on Sunday)
If I had not myself witnessed the lengths to which regimes such as Hoxha's are prepared to go to cheat and deceive, I should have been inclined to dismiss Shapallo's story as fanciful, and Jones as naïve for believing it ( A. M. Daniels, Times Literary Supplement)
Beautifully written, evocative and deft ( Sunday Times)
'A compelling hybrid' ( Jaen Housham, The Guardian)
'Biografi starts big and then zooms in. This is Jones's skill: to draw tiny details that contain the world' ( Katy Guest, Independent)
'An enlightening read' ( Alastair Mabbott, Herald (Glasgow))
A gem of the genre ( New York Times Book Review)
'Curious and compelling' ( Donal O'Donoghue, RTE Guride)
'This is a clever, surreal and mysterious read, certainly worth resuscitating' ( Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.)
PRAISE FOR LLOYD JONES ( -)
Jones proves sly, engaging, worth-reading and even re-reading ( London Review of Books)
Being a truthful writer, Jones sees nothing; neither his heroes nor his villains in black and white. His is a bold inquiry into the way that we construct and repair our communities, and ourselves, with stories old and new ( The Times)
Lloyd Jones gives the tired post-colonial themes of self-reinvention ... a fresh, ingenious twist but his real achievement is bringing life and depth to his characters ( Sunday Telegraph)
Lloyd Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction ( Sunday Times)
'Biografi leaves you wishing that a real-life Shapallo may still show up' ( Catherine Shoard, Scotsman)
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