The File On H.

A Novel

By Kadare, Ismail

Publishers Summary:
In the mid 1930s, two young American scholars voyage to the Albanian highlands, the last remaining natural habitat of the oral epic, with one of the world's first tape recorders in hand. Their mission? To discover how Homer could have composed works such as The Iliad and The Odyssey without ever writing them down. Their research puts them at the center of ethnic strife in the Balkans and, mistaken for foreign spies, they are placed under surveillance. Research and intrigue proceed apace, until a Serbian monk plots a violent end to their project.

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ISBN
978-1-55970-401-4
Publisher
Arcade Publishing


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Reviewed on February 15, 1998

Two American researchers head into 1930s Albania with a tape recorder in search of the Homeric oral tradition but find unexpected complications. A stuffedshirt bureaucracy that against all evidence thinks them spies provides only limited hindrance, but a violent Serbian monk who resents Albania getting the credit sets out to stop th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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