Coffeehouse Days

By: Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) and Pirro Dollani, translator

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LIMITED EDITION of 26 lettered copies and 99 numbered copies, this is number 40, designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch using a typeface designed by Christopher Stinehour based on Paul Renner's Futura Bold, photomontages by Peter Koch. SIGNED by both Kadare and Koch on the colophon. Oblong Folio. 10 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches. Unpaginated. [56] pp. Title page in red and black, black-and-white photographs of Albania throughout with photo captions printed in red; text clean and unmarked. The binding consists of a metal box printed in black on the front cover and manufactured by G. and L. Manufacturing with an inner front cover of printed tan paper over boards by John De Merritt, Bookbinder; binding square and tight. SIGNED by the author and designer on the colophon. Fine. "Coffeehouse Days" was first printed in 1962 in the literary magazine Zeri i Rinise, but was immediately banned by the Communist Albanian authorities. Kadare's motto for this book reads "At the time when Albania was a dictatorial and Stalinist country, I was conscious that I was a normal writer in a country gone mad." "Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist and playwright. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on poetry until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army, which made him famous outside Albania. Kadare is regarded by some as one of the greatest European writers and intellectuals of the 20th century and, in addition, as a universal voice against totalitarianism." Wikipedia.

Title: Coffeehouse Days

Author Name: Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) and Pirro Dollani, translator

Illustrator: Peter Rutledge Koch

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: N.P., Rainmaker Editions: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-014

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