Legaliteti, a movement formed by supporters of the exiled King Zog (who ruled from 1924 until 1939), and which operated primarily in the northern parts of Albania. It barely figures in Kadare’s narrative, save as a rowdy gang referred to as “Isa Toska’s men.”
second main non-Communist group was called Balli Kombëtar (“National Front”), whose members were called Ballists.
Kadare’s explorations of the ancient Albanian rule of the blood-feud in novels like Broken April are also implicit meditations on Macbeth’s true crime, the breaking of the besa, which grants guests protection from harm.
Note: See also The Ghost Rider.
sealed barrel of cheese,
Note: What type of cheese?