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Balkan Beauty, Balkan Blood

Ismail Kadare apart, few Albanian authors have been published in English. This month, however, Northwestern University Press will be publishing a new anthology of Albanian short stories entitled Balkan Beauty, Balkan Blood: Modern Albanian Short Stories. The book is edited by Dr Robert Elsie, a Canadian with an interest in Albania, whose Albanian literature website has been, until now, the only place to find a range of Albanian authors in translation.


ITS said…
I had a dream last night about Albania being as powerful as Israel militarily speaking.

I had visions of bombarding, Serbia, Macedonia, and the greater parts of Greece, including Athens airport and acropolis... I got so carried away in my dream, that I was a bit dissapointed when I woke up...

... one can only envy Israel's might...
ourmanintirana said…
I think you definitely need that holiday.
Anonymous said…
He needs a doctor!

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Since I am no longer in Tirana I am no longer updating this blog. However, there are over 300 posts covering this two year period and I hope that they are still of some interest.

So if you are curious about Albania or if you are planning to visit I hope this blog will be of value.