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SUMMARY ñ Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave ✓ [Read] ➯ Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave Author Ismail Kadare – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Palatul Viselor cea mai teribila si mai nemiloasa caricatura a totalitarismului in descompunere dupa cum spunea Andre Clavel a aparut intr o prima varianta Slujbasul de la PalatuNire violenta a istoriei moderne impletind intr o poveste atemporala spaimele mentalitatii primitive cu delirul birocratiei totalitareIntr un timp incert poate inceputul secolului XX sultanul imensului dar subredului Imperiu Otoman ingradeste libertatea supusilor controlandu le visele prin intermediul celei mai inspaimantatoare si mai misterioase institutii ale puterii Tabir Saray Aici se angajeaza Mark Alem descendentul unei puternice familii cu radacini intr o Albanie reala si mitica totodata cel care primeste sarcina kafkiana de a. The Palace of Dream by Ismail KadareIf Kafka's The Castle and Orwell's 1984 got freaky with it and had a baby the result would be Kadare's The Palace of Dreams Karade is an Albanian and I would argue that the Palace of Dreams belongs to the long and productive tradition of subversive communist literature that cleverly disguises its critiue in a novel about the fantastic Karade's subversion isn't so disguised; it kind of hits in the face but he's Albanian and not a Russian and he lives in France but the novel is of this type The Palace of Dreams is a monolithic government agency that feels like it comes out of Orwell or the movie Brazil The agency's mission is to gather and interpret the dreams of all the citizens The protagonist Mark Alem gets assigned to a mid level position in Selection The job of Selection is to to choose the dreams that are worthy of Interpretation from those that are garbage Mark Alem starts at a mid level position because his family is second in the land only to the Sultan the book is set in the Ottoman Empire but this time period is of little conseuence The Palace itself feels like Kafka's The Castle It is a labyrinth in which Mark Alem is constantly lost and he winds up turning corners to find himself face to face with busy bureaucrats and big desks As he spends his time in Selection of the Palace is revealed It is by design mysterious Everyone works at their position but few know to what end It is revealed to him that there is a Master Dream that is of interest to the Sultan The Master Dream has something to do with major political events such as assassinations and wars and has existed and interpreted for hundreds of years After of the Palace is revealed Mark Alem goes to work one day and finds himself promoted into the division of Interpretation In Interpretation he reads several dreams and in particular one he choose earlier from Selection to be interpreted Little of the dream is discussed but it has to do with a bridge a raging bull and a fire In a nut shell the story follows the life of Mark Alem as a bureaucrat in the Palace He works he has coffee breaks he files papers and he discusses his work with his family despite the fact that he is supposed to be secretive Underlying the Palace and the prose is a tension Everyone works but because they do not know to what end and because they are forced to be secretive everyone is paranoid and second guesses their selections and interpretations Then one day it all changes His family is raided by the secret Police Their servants are killed and his Uncle is arrested Mark Alem feels his family may know why but he is left in the dark He goes to work the next day and the Palace is a buzz in whispered gossip The bureaucrats all talk of what happened to Mark Alem's family The next day there is retaliation Mark Alem's family second in the nation has retaliated in assignations and political moves Mark Alem finds him again promoted but his time into a directors position As a director he has the access to research what has happened He discovers that the dream he Selected and Interpreted was a part of the Master Dream a

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Palatul Viselor cea Pallati it ePUB #8608 mai teribila si mai nemiloasa caricatura a totalitarismului in descompunere dupa cum spunea Andre Clavel a aparut intr o prima varianta Slujbasul de la Palatul Viselor la Tirana in Nëpunësi i eBook #182si a fost interzis de regimul comunist al lui Enver Hodja Kadare isi publica versiunea finala in la Editura Fayard la scurt timp dupa emigrarea in Franta Romanul probabil cea mai i Pallati it PDFEPUB #187 curajoasa carte a lui Ismail Kadare surprinde cosmarul orwellian amplificat intr o izbuc. ”Mark Alem pressed on his mouth dry despite his attempts to reassure himself After all what did it really matter if he did get lost He wasn’t on some vast plain or in a forest He was merely inside the Palace But still the thought of getting lost terrified him How would he get through the night amid all these walls these rooms these cellars full of dreams and wild imaginings He’d rather be on a frozen plain or in a forest infested with wolves Yes a thousand times ratherHe hurried on faster How long had he been walking now Suddenly he thought he hear a noise in the distance Perhaps it’s only an illusion he told himself Then after a little while the sound of voices burst out again clearly this time though he still couldn’t tell what direction it came fromHe went down another two or three steps and found himself in another corridor which he deduced must be on the ground floor The sound of voices faded for a few moments then returned nearerMark Alem was practically running by now his eyes fixed on the end of the corridor where a faint suare of light came in from outside Please God let it be the back door An empty seemingly endless hallway can give a person a sense of disassociationThere are no signs directing people in the proper directions at the Palace of Dreams Mark Alem finds himself lost not only in the corridors of the Palace but also in the hour upon hour day to day work of selecting and interpreting dreams He is descended from a prominent family called the uprilis They have contributed generations of powerful men to the Balkan Empire ”For nearly four hundred years the uprilis had seemed fated eually to glory and to misfortune If its chronicles included great dignitaries secretaries of state governors and prime ministers they also told how just as many members of the family had been imprisoned or decapitated or had simply vanished”There are very few powerful families in the history of humanity that have not found themselves on the losing side of a power struggle at one point or at several points in history After a few messy decapitations or uarterings these families eventually rise from the ashes sometimes those ashes are relatives and find that eventually the state has need of their services again Now Mark Alem’s mother is a uprilis which means it is not evident immediately to the people he meets that he is related to that family He is timid enough that he does not offer that information readily Of course when he is summoned to the Palace of Dreams to be offered a position they are very aware of who he isHe is assured he is the right sort of manInstead of starting at the bottom he starts in the middle of the hierarchy He moves up so uickly he barely has time to settle into one job before he is sent on to the next one Given the nature of the job which is to select dreams and interpret those dreams with the most important ones being sent to the Sultan to help him make decisions about the course of action he will take in running the empire you would think there would be a long and arduous training regime There is not at least not for Mark Alem but as the plot a

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Nëpunësi i Pallati it të EndrraveTrece prin filtrul interpretarii alegoriile si enigmele onirice ale unei imparatii intregi Cerc dupa cerc ca intr un alt infern dantesc tanarul ajunge pana in varful ierarhiei puterii de unde supravegheaza cu ura si teama mecanismul orb al politiei inconstientului Insa inevitabil fatalismul balcanic il impinge tot mai aproape de prapastia indoielilor oare un stapan absolut chinuit de spaima muta de a nu intra el insusi in hatisul propriei masinarii demonice nu va sfarsi intr o buna zi condamnat de un vis anonim la dizgratie si uitar. I put this book down in complete awe I remember feeling the same when I put down Chronicle in Stone Kadare is an amazing writer The Palace of Dreams like most of Kadare's work is political It talks about the Tabir Sarail a secret government agency under the watchful eyes of a totalitarian government that specializes in analyzing dreams of the citizens The main character Mark Alem belongs to the influential uprili family who have had their share of political trials and tribulations over the yeas He is however not in the least bit interested in pursuing a political career Ironically he is sucked into the very political whirlpool he has always avoided and that his mother sought to protect him from over the yearsDon't be fooled by the synopsis of the book this is no fast paced thriller Yet Kadare manages to keep you interested the whole time with the calm narrativemellifluous prose and of course what he does with the topic of dream analysis and interpretation How he does this I have absolutely no idea The man is a geniusand although this might be impetuous of me to say considering I haven't read ALL his work why on earth hasn't he received the Nobel prize yetSome of my favorite uotes areYes of course there were risks but they were of dream dangers in a world of dreams the very world the Ancients used to wish to be transported to when they were in trouble and cried Oh God let it be only a dreamIn those files was all the sleep in the world an ocean of terror on the vast surface of which they tried to find some tiny signs or signals Hapless wretches that we are Aren't sleep and death close neighbors It was as if dreams no longer dared visit him knowing he'd fathomed their secrets and could tell them to go and find someone else to play their tricks onWhat had happened then to life to mankind to everything here below There he smiled inwardly as if at some precious secret there in his files all was so different so beautiful so full of imagination The colors of the clouds the treesthe snow the bridges the chimneys the birds all were so much vivid and strong And the movement of people and things was freer and graceful like stags running the mist defying the laws of space and time How tediousgrasping and confined this world seemed in comparison with the one he now servedThere before him lay the melancholy aggregate of the sleep of one of the vastest empires in the world than forty nationalities representatives of almost all religions and of every race if the report had included the whole globe it wouldn't have made much difference To all intents and purposes it covered the sleep of the entire planet terrible and infinite shadows a bottomless abyss from which Mark Alem was trying to dredge up a few fragments of truth Hypnos himself the Greek god of sleep couldn't have known than he did about dreams