ISBN 978-1515132769Centre for Albanian Studies, London 2015248 pp. This reader presents the best ofclassical Albanian literature, from the end of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century. It includes the best-known works of the age, poetryin particular.After a sluggish start, Albanian literature flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. By the mid-1930s, it reached a zenith, when intellectual life in the country was finally on a sound footing. A modern literature had been created in Albania and the nation had come of age. Alas, it was a brief blossoming in the shadow of the apocalypse which loomed in the form of the Stalinist regime that seized power in 1944 and would snuff out all genuine literary production for decades to come.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPashko Vasa (1825-1892)Oh Albania, Poor AlbaniaNaim Frashëri (1846-1900) Oh, Mountains of Albania The Words of the Candle The Flute Hope KerbelaAndon Zako Çajupi (1866-1930) My Village Motherland ServitudeNdre Mjeda (1866-1937) Winter To the Albanian Eagle Freedom LokjaGjergj Fishta (1871-1940) Mehmet Ali Pasha Bec Patani Meets his Blood Brother in Battle The Mountain Nymphs Mourn the Death of TringaAsdreni (1872-1947) To the Adriatic Forgotten Memories The Oracle of Dodona The Flute Oath to the FlagFaik Konitza (1875-1942) How Albania Looked to MeFan Noli (1882-1965) On Riverbanks Dead in Exile Run, oh Soldier of Marathon Shakespeare and ILasgush Poradeci (1899-1987) Pogradec Morning End of Autumn WinterErnest Koliqi (1903-1975) The GardenMitrush Kuteli (1907-1967) The Muddy Albanian Soil The Autumn of Xheladin BeyMigjeni (1911-1938) Poems of Poverty Blasphemy Song of Noble Grief Autumn on Parade Scandalous Song Resignation Fragment The Themes Suffering Under the Banners of Melancholy The Student Back Home The Story of One of Those WomenBiographical Notes on the WritersBibliography Buy this Book on AMAZON