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Lightning from the Depths: An Anthology of Albanian Poetry (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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If a people

Have no poets

And no poetry of their own

For a National Anthology

Then treachery and barking

Will do the trick

 

With these words, a challenge is laid down in this new volume of Albanian poetry. Albania, however, has a dynamic tradition of literature. Lightning from the Depths is the first English collection to present the full range of Albanian verse.

            Albanian literature has had many lives. The early Christian traditions disappeared as Islam and the Ottoman Empire took over. Muslim literature, too, withered when the nation strove to become an independent European country. The beginnings of a modern tradition were quashed by the Stalinists. All along this rocky path, poets have turned the political strife, poverty, and isolation their nation has often experienced into culture, both celebrating and questioning the society in which they live. Lightning from the Depths opens readers eyes to a new political and cultural world populated artists who can spin despair into poetry.

 

About the Author

Robert Elsies interest in Albania was sparked by several visits he made from 1978 on. He has written many books on Albanian culture and affairs.

 Janice Mathie-Heck has done extensive work in teaching and counseling Albanian refugees as well as translating, editing, and critiquing works of Albanian literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810124639
Author:
Elsie, Robert
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Translator:
Mathie-Heck, Janice
Translator:
Elsie, Robert; Mathie-Heck, Janice
Editor:
Elsie, Robert; Mathie-Heck, Janice
Editor:
Mathie-Heck, Janice
Author:
Mathie-Heck, Janice
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Albanian poetry.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Writings from an Unbound Europe
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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