Talk:Ismail Kadare

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Translation Issue[edit]

Shouldn't "Jeta, loja dhe vdekja e Lul Mazrekut" be translated as "The life, play and death of Lul Mazreku" ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


What a biased article!!!Whoever wrote that is in total denial of Kadare's work. One of the worst pages of Wikipedia. An artist's work shouldn't be judged by his political ideas. The Albanian who wrote that should be ashamed! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:31, 10 November 2005

No one denied Kadare's greatness as a writer. But when Kadare decides to call himself a dissident hero, some politics has to be discussed. Please, DO NOT delete the dissidence issue again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:52, 13 November 2005
According to this, Kadare does not claim to have been a dissident. He also calls "The great winter" "the price he had to pay for his freedom". That should be included. --BluePlatypus 18:25, 8 March 2006 (UTghgfhh Ąɳɗʝʋʂ Åβaąʐăʝ

Sources needed[edit]

Quotes and assertations about this auther need to be sourced. Please use inline citations to source this article. Thanks! --Lendorien 13:44, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

I am by no chance a constant contributor to wikipedias articles (I only write and correct a few things once in a while) but anyway, does anybody knows of an extensive list of kadare's works published in english? I've been looking for it since quite a long time and still haven't found one.

Nevertheless, this looks to me to be an article with great potential in becoming a good source for Kadare's readers. We just need to fix up LOTS of things :-) Speakers of albanese! step forward! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Comments made by Kadare in 1991[edit]

"Albania’s future is towards Christianity, since it is connected with it culturally, old memories, and its pre-Turkish nostalgia. With the passing of time, the late Islamic religion that came with the Ottomans should evaporate (at first in Albania and then in Kosova), until it will be replaced by Christianity or, to be more exact, Christian culture. Thus from one evil (the prohibition of religion in 1967) goodness will come. The Albanian nation will make a great historical correction that will accelerate its unity with its mother continent: Europe" [1] Axxn (talk) 04:17, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

According to that text, he seems to have converted from Atheism to Christianism. Category:Atheist should be removed. There's a List of former atheists where he would fit in.-- (talk) 19:42, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
This is interesting. I found an article recently about the reversion of some Kosovar Albanians to Catholicism: [2].--Gaius Claudius Nero (talk) 00:55, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


The word conformist currently links to an article about the Church of England. Obviously, this is incorrect. I was going to change it so it linked to Conformity (psychology), but was uncertain whether conformist meant something more specific in the context of Albania. So, I've left it as it stands in hopes that someone who knows better might do something about it. Cesarpermanente (talk) 20:03, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

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Kadare does not write postmodern literature![edit]

In the author box it's said that Kadare writes postmodern literature. I think it is not right. It should be removed if there is no reference or citation for that asertion.--Mr. Pseudo (talk) 10:07, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Ismail Kadare/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

I do not think that the category called Dissidence in Ismail Kadare's wikipedia biography is right. It is too shallow and it sounds more like a gossip column than the biography of one of the best writers on the planet. So please do revise it!

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Reverts by Hatake[edit]

@Hatake: I see you getting blocked on Albanian Wikipedia taught you nothing. Fine, let's leave the disruptive behavior aside for a moment, and avoid a useless edit war. I believe there is nothing wrong with the way the information was presented in the Biography section, which I renamed to Life and Work after your edits.--Udha (talk) 17:28, 24 January 2018 (UTC)


I sought to differentiate biographical details from the work of the writer. But after the partisan outlook of this fervoured pro-Kadare user and his bias, I leave his 3RR to someone else that can rectify this. --S. Saiti (talk) 17:29, 24 January 2018 (UTC)