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Prostituta is a magnificent collection of stories by celebrated Albanian writer, Teodor Keko. This is the first book of Teodor Keko translated into English. Written between the late '80s to mid '90s, these seventeen tales continue to remain relevant to this day. They display Keko's complex world and unrivaled ability to see and seek the truth to help mankind learn from past mistakes. Keko's stories range from humorous trips into strange existences to bittersweet tales of loss, from oppressive drills in utter despair to a lavish selection of human madness with a side of dark humor. Prostituta in its entirety offers a glimpse into the beautiful mind of a masterful writer whose ability to interpret the human struggles and moments of light will get any reader's attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735753904
Publisher: Vsw Arthouse Corp
Publication date: 02/15/2021
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

(About the Author) Teodor Keko was born in Tirana, Albania on September 2, 1958. He completed his studies in Language & Literature and began his literary career in 1979. He continued working fervently until 2002 when sadly he lost his fight against pancreatic cancer. Teodor Keko built a well-known and widely respected profile as a public figure writing, creating, and being actively involved in progressive movements for a democratic society in Albania. He served in the Albanian Parliament from 1992-1996. Throughout his involvement in government-related work, Teodor Keko was known as a straight forward intellectual who never lost touch with real problems. What distinguished him was his concern for the common man. He was ahead of his time. Teodor Keko's name is well recognized and highly respected to this day, years after his passing. His published works, six books of poetry, and a dozen fiction books have earned a long list of awards while the author was alive and posthumously.

Table of Contents

  1. Happiness in Black Veil - 9
  2. Love Letters to Maria - 62
  3. When Angels End Their Flight - 79
  4. The Widow - 89
  5. Prostituta - 100
  6. A Long Night - 109
  7. The Cigarette - 116
  8. The Fairy Tale - 122
  9. The Neighbors - 129
  10. The Cockroach - 134
  11. Anxiety - 139
  12. Love and... - 164
  13. Martin's Old Man - 173
  14. Nonsense - 182
  15. The Bashful - 186
  16. Waking Up at Midnight - 190
  17. Skies of Loneliness - 205

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