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D 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 trece prin filtrul i 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 and predicted a power struggle between his family and the Sultan His family would gain power at the cost of his Uncle's life Mark Alem wonders if he were planted by his family to Select and Interpret the Master Dream He wonders if it was a coincidence that he is now a man in power or that if he were set up to be handed the Master Dream and raised to Interpret it as such He wonders and he waits for he knows one day the secret police will come and take him Until that time he continues to workIsmail Karade said that he wanted to create “vision of hell” I would say that he succeeded Mark Alem's life is directionless mundane and worst all he waits in ignorance of a when horrible future will catch up to him I think that having the knowledge that the future will be 'bad' but not knowing when or how is one of the worst feelings of all time It creates anticipation and expectation and these feelings are often powerful than the reality itself At the same time Mark Alem's life is mundane and pointless He is not waiting for death by living an exciting fun life he is waiting for death by barely getting by in isolation and paranoia It is a hell a very modern and distinct vision The only critiue I could offer is that this reality of hell is present but that the emotion behind those feelings isn't well captured The book is not character driven but setting driven But I don't consider this a bad thing but a good choice The setting The Palace of Dreams is ultra cool The prose is uick and fun Together those elements make this a fun book to read The result is that Karade captures a modern hell in a fun way and that makes this a really great book

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Nëpunësi i Pallati it të EndrraveNterpretarii 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 uitare 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 yet??Some 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

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Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave mobi à 232 pages ↠ dogsalonbristol ↠ [Ebook] ➧ Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave ➦ Ismail Kadare – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Palatul Viselor cea mai teribila si mai nemiloasa caricatura a totalitarismului in descompunere dupa cum spunea AndPalatul 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 Palatul Viselor la Tirana in 1981 si a fost interzis de regimul comunist al lui Enver Hodja Kadare isi publica versiunea finala in 1990 la Editura Fayard la scurt timp dupa emigrarea in Franta Romanul probabil cea mai curajoasa carte a lui Ismail Kadare surprinde cosmarul orwellian amplificat intr o izbucnire violenta a istoriei moderne impletin I wonder why so few people have read this novel because it's uite amazing I can't say that it's completely original because it reminded me of Kafka The Castle and Saramago All the Names but imagining an institution where people's dreams are analyzed That is a brilliant idea masterfully developed by Ismail KadaréMark Alem comes from a powerful Albanian family the uiprili Köprülü and his relatives decide that he should apply for a job at one of the most influential institutions of the Ottoman Empire Tabir Saray the Palace of Dreams Thus he begins his ascent to the top although fearful and confused never fully aware of what he is supposed to do In this huge machinery of control the dreams from all over the empire are gathered sorted and analysed in order to choose one Master Dream that is presented each Friday to the Sultan Dreams are believed to foretell important political events thus being of utmost importance to the EmpireWe follow Mark Alem's journey through the mysterious Palace of Dreams with its nightmarish passages where he usually gets lost with the thousands of dreams stacked away in its huge underground archive with the kafkian beaurocracy and the strange happenings that make people paranoid Without realising Mark Alem becomes an active part in the events that will unfold in the story bringing misfortune to his familyAbsorbed in the world of dreams Mark Alem comes to believe that this is the real world powerful and vivid while the reality outside gradually becomes gray dull and less and less attractive He gets and isolated his relatives remaining his only connection to the earthly world He seems oblivious to any romantic relationship and the only mention of a possible wife comes from his uncles but we don't ever get to know the girl The lack of a sexual dimension makes the character a bit too flat but contributes to his total immersion in the fantastic world of dreams a sort of hell that Ismail Kadaré wanted to create in his novel