Albanian Literature: A Short History

Albanian Literature: A Short History

by Robert Elsie
     
 

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845110314
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/08/2006
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author


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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