The Highland Lute

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I.B.Tauris, 2005 - Fiction - 487 pages
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The Highland Lute became enormously popular in the 1920s and 30s, with its vivid, archetypal characters and panoramic descriptions: the backdrop to Albania's historical battles for freedom and independence from the Turks and Montenegrins. It propelled its author, Gjergj Fishta, to universal recognition as the national poet of Albania until the Communists took power in 1944. On its first public recital in post-Communist Albania, 45 years later, many in the audience still knew parts by heart. Robert Elsie's masterful new translation, the first to appear in English, captures the spirit of the original and, accompanied by a new critical introduction, will introduce the poem to a new generation of admirers.


  

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Contents

The Bandits
3
Oso Kuka
13
The Booty
18
Vranina
27
Death
34
Dervish Pasha
47
The Congress of Berlin
59
Ali Pasha of Gucia
65
At Sutjeska Bridge
163
Father Gjon
184
The Sons of Leke Dukagjini
197
Mediation
218
Tringa
237
At the Farmhouse of Curr Ula
259
The Zana of Mount Visitor
286
Blood Vengeance Exacted
314

The League of Prizren
73
Mehmet Ali Pasha
87
The Vampire 47
97
Marash Uci
105
At the Church of St Johns
110
At the Bridge of Rrzhanica
118
The Herald
128
The Kulshedra
133
At the Grapevine Pass
148
The New Age
343
The Committee
354
Dede Gjo Luli
364
The Balkan War
383
The Conference of London
392
Glossary
401
Bibliography
475
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Gjergj Fishta (1871-1940) was lauded up until the Second World War as the ""national poet of Albania"" and as the ""Albanian Homer."" Robert Elsie is a leading specialist in Albanian affairs and is author of numerous books, including Albanian Literature: A Short History (I.B.Tauris and the Centre for Albanian Studies).

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