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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:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although Albanian literature dates back to the 1500s, creative prose from Albania is very much a recent phenomenon. Just as the early development of literature in Albanian was interrupted by Ottoman rule and oppression, its contemporary emergence was stymied by Stalinist politics and propaganda. Thus, this collection of stories from the last three decades presents a literature at once venerable and nascent, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Translations
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Ausgabe Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balkan beauty, Balkan blood.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607837869
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Elsie
ISBN: 0810123371 9780810123373 0810123363 9780810123366
OCLC Number: 62857818
Notes: "Translated from the Albanian."
Description: xi, 143 pages ; 22 cm.
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.
Other Titles: Modern Albanian short stories
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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