The General of the Dead Army by Ismail Kadare

The novel follows an Italian general who is tasked with recovering the bodies of fallen Italian soldiers in Albania after World War II. Accompanied by a priest, the general faces numerous challenges, including harsh weather, uncooperative locals, and his own growing despair. As he uncovers the stories of the dead, he is forced to confront the brutal realities of war and the haunting specter of his own mortality. The novel explores themes of war, death, and the human condition.

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