Albanian Literature: A Short History

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I.B.Tauris, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages
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Albanian writing shot to prominence with the rumored nomination of Ismael Kadare for the Nobel Prize in 2004. Otherwise, very little is known or has been written in the English-speaking world about Albanian literature. Its fate followed the brutal course of Balkan political history. Despite its tumultuous history, Albania has nonetheless produced writers of the highest calibre, such as A.Z. Cajupi, Gjergj Fishta and, of course, Kadare. Albanian Literature: A Short History is a unique work of reference, which provides a concise and complete overview from the thirteenth century to the present day.

I.B.Tauris in association with the Centre for Albanian Studies.
  

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Contents

Muslim Literature in Albania 18th19th cent
33
ItaloAlbanian Literature 18th19th cent
44
Rilindja Literature of the National Awakening 19th cent
65
Writing in the Independence Period
94
Albanian Socialist Realism and Beyond late 20th cent
162
Modern Albanian literature in Kosova Macedonia
199
Contemporary Albanian Letters
208
Bibliography
217
Index
284
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Robert Elsie is a leading specialist in Albanian affairs and is author of numerous books, including Early Albania: A Reader of Historical Texts.

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