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Acclaimed Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare dies at 88

Ismail Kadare, an acclaimed Albanian novelist and playwright who opposed the long rule of late Communist dictator Enver Hoxha, has died in a Tirana hospital after having a heart attack, local television cited his editor as saying. He was 88. Kadare, a leading figure in Albanian and international literature, gained recognition in 1963 with his novel "The General of the Dead Army", which drew praise from literary critics around the world. Prime Minister Edi Rama paid tribute to Kadare in a messa...

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