General of the Dead Army

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by Kadare, Ismail | Fiction
Paperback, softback | 272 pages

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by Kadare, Ismail | Fiction
Published on 04/12/2008 by Vintage Classics
Paperback, softback | 272 pages

Twenty years after the end of the Second World War, an Italian general is despatched to Albania to recover his country’s dead. Once there he meets a German general who is engaged upon an identical mission, and their conversations brings out into the open the extent of their horror and guilt, newly exacerbated by their present task. As they descend from the callous trivialities of their gruesome business, past and present, to suffering self-disgust, the author gives us glimpses of the lives of the people whose graves they are unearthing.