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Lahuta e Malcís

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"Gjergj Fishta is the author of thirty-seven literary publications, but his name is indelibly linked to one great work, indeed what is perhaps the most astounding creation in all of Albanian literature, the 15,613-line national literary epic The Highland Lute." "Imbued with the spirit of the great epics of classical antiquity, The Highland Lute offers a panoramic view of n ...more
Paperback, First, 330 pages
Published January 4th 2010 by Uegen (first published 1937)
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Londi
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Homeric staging of the Albanian struggle for indipendence under the dissolving Ottoman Empire, quite a masterpiece.
Amanda Lila
"The Highland Lute" is considered to be a masterpiece in Albanian Literature, and not only. I have read/studied this for my Advanced Literature Class.

Fishta has created some characters that can be divided in two groups: mythological and real. Still, the difference between these two groups is not that big, in fact it is not big at all.

This is not a light read. You must have time and the right focus to truely enjoy and understand it correctly.
Edlira Dibrani
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My country"s history


Connor
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine the Balkan described in Homeric Verse. Really really interesting poetry.
Kelly
Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading for my East Europe history class!
Albert
Fishta's epic poem was the first Albanian book to be announced as a candidate for the Noble Prize (literature) in 1940. Fishta is regarded as "Albanian Homer".
Cergat Bosh
The translation is not so great, but I'll give Elsie credit. Fishta is the hardest nut to crack in Albanian.
Melisa
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
30 VJET PUNE TE BILBILIT TE GJUHES HYJNORE NE DISA PIKA
*Nuk e kisha te veshtire ta kuptoja Fishten. Se ai flet me gjuhen e shqipetarit dhe do e ndjesh ate cka ai do te trasmetoje, do gjendesh ne fushe beteje me Leket dhe do ndjesh virgellimen e shpatave. Do te bashkoje shpirtin tend me ate te shqiptarve te tjere, te cdo kohe. Eshte dialekti, menyra e te folunit e shqiptarit. Ajo c’ka na ben shqiptar, c’ka mund te na shkaterroje dhe tna ndertoje. E ka bere dhe sterbere.
*Qendresa deri ne skajet
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Elda
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nje kryeveper e tille e meriton te quhet ''Iliada shqiptare'' e Fishta "Homeri shqiptar''. Nese deshiron te njohesh themelet e te qenurit shqiptar ,hyr ne boten fishtiane ,degjo me vemendje e zemer vargjet e Fishtes ,te shkruara me vertetesi e ndjenje . Ne letersine shqiptare nuk mund te kete nje Fishte te dyte ,vetem ai ta thote te verteten ne sy,te fshikullon (sigurisht,pa harruar Migjenin) pa meshire ata pseudopatriotet ''trima'' dhe ngre ne piedestal atdhedashurine e atyre burrave e grave qe ...more
Nenče
Jul 26, 2016 marked it as will-read-at-some-point  ·  review of another edition
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Seems very interesting!

LATER NOTE: ooooh, damn. This is translated by the notorious Elsie. Avoid, then.

Elsie has made the grave mistake of Taking Sides on Balkan conflicts, which destroys any hope of a detached, objective kind of scholarship on this messy, convoluted region. In other words, it's a huge DON'T. Looks like I'll stick with Njegos. (WINK)
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Born in Fishtë, Dajç, Lezhë, Albania (then Ottoman Empire), Fishta studied philosophy and Catholic theology in Bosnia. In 1902, he became the head of the Franciscan gymnasium in Shkodër. Fishta was under influence of Franciscan monks as a student in monasteries in Austria-Hungary, when he wrote his main work Lahuta e Malcis, influenced by the national epics of the Croatian and Montenegrin literatu ...more
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“Por i urti kurr nuk ngutet,
Prej burrnís e jo prej tutet”
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“Çohi, o bij të Skanderbeut,
turq e t’k’shtenë, mos t’u dajë feja!
Çohi e bini n’fushë t’bejlegut,
tue gjimue ju porsi rr’feja”
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