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The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry
     

The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

by Visar Zhiti, Robert Elsie (Translator)
 

In this bilingual edition, Green Integer presents, for the first time in English, the poetry of the greatest living Albanian poet. As Janice Mathie-Heck makes clear in her introduction, Visar Zhiti lived a life of great privation: locked away in dictator Enver Hoxha’s prisons, Zhiti was not allowed pencil or paper. He wrote his poems in his mind, and he

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In this bilingual edition, Green Integer presents, for the first time in English, the poetry of the greatest living Albanian poet. As Janice Mathie-Heck makes clear in her introduction, Visar Zhiti lived a life of great privation: locked away in dictator Enver Hoxha’s prisons, Zhiti was not allowed pencil or paper. He wrote his poems in his mind, and he and other prisoners committed them to memory, in part to keep their sanity and to enliven the terrible lives they were forced to bear. Only when Hoxha fell from power and the political prisoners were freed was Zhiti’s poetry brought to print.

Now English-speaking readers can share in the remarkably gentle and imagistically rich poems produced out of Zhiti’s years of suffering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931243728
Publisher:
Green Integer Books
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Green Integer Series
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English & Albanian
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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