Discovering Luljeta Lleshanaku

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 5, 2008 at 9:14 pm .

    I suspect you’re right, Vassilis. It’s one of the great frustrations of reading translations with no original across the fold. Even if one doesn’t know the original language, there’s comfort in looking at it and setting the original and translated lines side by side….

  2. vazambam
    vazambam December 5, 2008 at 10:34 am .

    Joe,<BR/><BR/>Thanks for the recommendation!"How powerful Lleshanaku’s poems must be in their original tongue" says it all–and though they are indeed "fresh,fierce and exciting," I get the impression that perhaps they might have been better served by their translators.

  3. brian a s
    brian a s December 5, 2008 at 4:05 am .

    I was most impressed by:<BR/>"Out of boredom the soul, like an amoeba,<BR/>expands and divides<BR/>so that it will no longer be alone."

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm .

    Corrected! You should hire out for proofreading, my friend. I’m horrible when it comes to proofing something I’ve written or typed up myself…

  5. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian December 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm .

    Add my thanks to Scott’s. Wonderful poems, and a great introduction.<BR/><BR/>By the way, I think in the line that begins <I>with the hunger or Chaplin</I> the “or” should be “of.”

  6. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm .

    It’ll be worth the wait, Scott!

  7. S_Allen
    S_Allen December 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm .

    Wow – thanks for the recommendation Joe. I read her poems – amazing!<BR/><BR/>I immediately went onto my libraries website and requested the book. Only 2 holds on it currently. Hopefully they are fast readers.<BR/><BR/>I have been looking for poems to use when I do my poetry boot camp with my Juniors next semester. I think "Memory" would be wonderful.

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