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Balkan beauty, Balkan blood : modern Albanian short stories

Author: Robert Elsie
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2006.
Series: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of stories from the last three decades presents a literature at once venerable and nascent, a tradition in the making. Reflected here are some of the literary paradoxes of Eastern Europe today: the startling originality of the new uneasily coupled with the strains of history; the sophistication and self-consciousness of late modernity married to the simplicity of a literature finding its voice; a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Translations
Electronic books
Fiction
Translations into English
Ausgabe Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Balkan beauty, Balkan blood.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005036777
(OCoLC)62857818
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Elsie
ISBN: 9780810162044 0810162040
OCLC Number: 316535799
Language Note: Translated from the Albanian.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 143 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: From Stars don't dress up like that / Elvira Dones --
The men's counsel room / Kim Mehmeti --
From The loser / Fatos Kongoli --
The slogans in stone / Ylljet Aliçka --
Adonis / Ylljet Aliçka --
The couple / Ylljet Aliçka --
Ferit the cow / Fatos Lubonja --
An American dream / Stefan Çapaliku --
The mute maiden / Lindita Arapi --
The snail's march toward the light of the sun / Eqrem Basha --
The secret of my youth / Mimoza Ahmeti --
The pain of a distant winter / Teodor Laço --
Another winter / Teodor Laço --
The appassionata / Dritëro Agolli.
Series Title: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Elsie.
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Represents three decades of Albanian writing - especially the burst of creativity in the newfound freedom of the 1990s - readers will encounter work that reflects the literary paradox of Eastern  Read more...

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"These stories offer a provocative glimpse into the sensibility of Europe's least-understood people, who, overcoming centuries of oppression, at long last may speak to the rest of us." --Review of Read more...

 
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