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Marinaj, Gjeke

Overview
Works: 9 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 12 library holdings
Roles: Author, Translator
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Most widely held works about Gjeke Marinaj
 
Most widely held works by Gjeke Marinaj
Songs of silence by Agron Sela( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral poetry in Albanian and other Balkan cultures : translating the labyrinths of untranslatability by Gjekë Marinaj( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albanian literature is not well known in the English-speaking world; therefore, I considered it important to place each poem in its cultural, historical, and social context. In my translations, I tried to re-create the meter, rhythm, rhyme, and sounds of the original Albanian poems to bring them a new life in English. Albanian oral poetry includes an enormous variety: patriotic songs; pastorals; heroic tales; the epic matter of Muji; poems on courtship, flirtation, and love; marriage songs; spells, charms, and games; hymns and rituals; and deep philosophical reflections. My study of Albania's oral poetry is the first of its kind to appear in the English-speaking world. I hope that these translations will inspire further discussion and analysis, and take a major step toward reviving interest in Albanian literature
Sung across the shoulder : heroic poetry of Illyria( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Në shpellën e Platonit by Frederick Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Albanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Gjekë Marinaj has selected, organized and translated in this volume the cream of Frederick Turner's short verse composed over close to thirty years. Marinaj's translations are recognized by Albanian readers as entirely valid Albanian poems, and are true to Turner's insistence on using the full formal resources of poetry, both traditional and contemporary, and his commitment to beauty as the ultimate goal of art. The poems themselves reflect Turner's characteristic melding of modern scientific concepts, a serious philosophical world-picture, a cosmopolitan love of the variety of human cultures, the classical literary tradition, and immediate felt experience."--Marinaj.info
Mos me ik larg : poezi by Gjekë Marinaj( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Albanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ora e paqes by Rainer Schulte( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Albanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Reading these poems, translated into Albanian by Gjekë Marinaj, is like falling into a landscape of surrealism. Rainer Schulte combines the human body, its physical nature and natural rhythms, with questions of time and consciousness. He contorts the human body, re-creates it, and dwells on its passage from the present into death and dream. He even implements Munch's The Scream into one poem. For Schulte, pain makes life vivid and livable. He fixates on the pleasure and struggle of life, death, relationships and writing, all while challenging the ways we define past and present, sleeping and waking, reality and imagination. For Schulte, reality is imagination, and words are the only things that never stand still or break into pieces."--Marinaj.info
Vendi i pazbuluar : sonatat e një shtegtari by Frederick Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Albanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"F. Turner's The Undiscovered Country (translated into Albanian by Gjekë Marinaj) deals in poetic and narrative terms with perhaps the largest question in human life: What if we survive our own death? Would an afterlife rectify the tragic injustices of life, or render all of the moral, aesthetic and intellectual content of our lives meaningless? Composed in the form of a sequence of 60 sonnets, the poem begins with an extended, slightly troubled idyll of a man who has apparently died, left himself a trust fund, still lives, but cannot remember his previous life. The poem then turns into a story in which he seeks to recover his memory and find his lost wife. Elements of science fiction and future politics combine with evocative landscapes, passionate action, and searching character study. Biomedical, supernatural, psychological, and allegorical explanations hang in suspension. The poem avoids any distracting religious or theological doctrines, but grapples with the ethical and spiritual issues of saying farewell to the world."--Marinaj.info
Lutje në ditën e tetë të javës : [poezi] by Gjekë Marinaj( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Albanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Songs of silence
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Alternative Names
Gjekë Marinaj albanischer Schriftsteller

Gjekë Marinaj poet, translator

Gjekë Marinaj poète albano-américain, écrivain, traducteur, critique littéraire

Gjekë Marinaj scrittore, poeta e critico letterario albanese

Gjekë Marinaj taalkundige uit Albanië

Ђека Маринај

傑克·馬里納耶

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