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D themselves under the surveillance of a near sighted informer Research and intrigue proceed but soon involve a Servian monk who plots With my parents living in Albania I was told I should really check out that country's most celebrated author Ismail Kadare nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and I chose this book because a couple of people had described it as his most accessible novel First I always know with regret that reading a book in translation means losing some of the author's wit poetry meaning etc And this English edition is translated from the French which was translated from the original Albanian so who knows how much is missing when it's two steps removed from the author's own wordsThat said I loved the premise of the novel It follows the adventure of two Irish American Homeric scholars who learn that one of the few places to still retain an oral epic tradition is the mountainous regions of Albania Hoping to learn how the works of Homer might have been handed down or altered over centuries without the aid of writing they travel to that remote place in search of a dying breed of rhapsodes the traveling poets who like Homer sing their epics from memory passing on their verse from one generation to the next What keeps this from being dully academic is the culture of paranoid suspicion among the Albanian officials from the moment the two scholars arrive Who is this mysterious H these two refer to in their notes Homer What state secrets are they trying to steal while using this poetry research as a cover Etc Spies are sent to watch their every move Meanwhile the foreigners draw the unwanted attention of a Serb—a traveling monk who argues that they really ought to be researching Serbian epics which are far superior and much older If you know anything about Serbian relations with Albania you'll know that the introduction of a Serb into the story does not bode wellAs the two Irishmen record the songs of the rhapsodes on their new fangled machine—a tape recorder that rouses even deeper suspicions among the locals—one of them find that his sight is rapidly failing even as they note that many of the rhapsodes suffer from a similar handicap much like Homer himselfThe intersection of classical poetry and Albanian culture as well as the perpetual misunderstandings and blunders between the foreigners and the locals would have made for a really amusing novel What ruined it for me however is the sexual longings of the governer's wife She's bored and childless and underappreciated and spends her time fantasizing about a rendez vous with one of these mysterious outsiders But in the end she has a fling with one of the spies instead ends up pregnant and heads to the local doctor who hints that he'll offer her an abortion to hide the evidence from her husband Say what now This is 1930s pre communist Europe and this comes out of nowhere Even without that gruesome conclusion to her story that whole part of the narrative was distasteful and 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A violent end to the project A work of inventive genius from the acclaimed author of The Pyramid The Palace of Dreams and other works The premise caught my attention and the book itself was good I think I found another contemporary author to read and from an interesting country too no less He looked at the map on which the mountain ranges looked like horses’ ribs strewn in disarray on the flagstones of a slaughterhouse The lettering over them read “Northern Albania Rrafsh” “Kosovo” “Old Serbia”For than a thousand years Albanians and Slavs had been in ceaseless conflict in this area They had uarreled over everything — over land over boundaries over pastures and watering holes — and it would have been entirely unsurprising had they also disputed the ownership of local rainbows And as if that were not enough they also suabbled over the ancient epics which existed just to make things completely intractable in both languages Albanian and Serbo Croatian Each of the two peoples asserted that it had created the epic leaving the other nation the choice of being considered either a thief or a mere imitator“Did it ever occur to you that whether we like it or not our work on Homer plunges us into this conflict” Bill said without raising his eyes from the map“Do you think so” A Cowboy's Pursuit read and from an interesting country too no less He looked at the map on which the mountain A Cowboy Summer ranges looked like horses’ Showdown with the Sheriff ribs strewn in disarray on the flagstones of a slaughterhouse The lettering over them The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter read “Northern Albania Rrafsh” “Kosovo” “Old Serbia”For than a thousand years Albanians and Slavs had been in ceaseless conflict in this area They had uarreled over everything — over land over boundaries over pastures and watering holes — and it would have been entirely unsurprising had they also disputed the ownership of local Cowboy Smith rainbows And as if that were not enough they also suabbled over the ancient epics which existed just to make things completely intractable in both languages Albanian and Serbo Croatian Each of the two peoples asserted that it had created the epic leaving the other nation the choice of being considered either a thief or a mere imitator“Did it ever occur to you that whether we like it or not our work on Homer plunges us into this conflict” Bill said without Cries in the Night raising his eyes from the map“Do you think so”

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In the 1930s two young American scholars journey to Albania to research the oral epics of Homer Mistaken for foreign spies the two fin I first read this book in my early twenties A friend gave it to me as a present At the time was studying Homer and I dreamed with the times when oral storytelling was still alive I used to think how wonderful it was when people would gather around the fireplace and hear old folktales I thought storytelling was something from the past and this book gave me access to a world that was very dear to my heart but I would never get the chance to get to know Meanwhile I moved to the UK and found out about story circles where storytellers gather together in a circle and tell stories I became a storyteller myself and telling stories became part of my identity There are stories that I have been telling for years and they do change with time just as it is described in the book It was wonderful to re read this book 15 years later and recognise techniues that I myself use as well as my storytelling friends I still love epic poetry and Homer and this book made me want to read epic poems from Albania I loves Kadare's writing his insight his descriptions and his humour When reading this book I still feel like I am being transported to another world and I can almost feel it as it was so vividly portrayed I think this book now became an old friend and from time to time I will pay it a visit A Cowboy's Pursuit research the oral epics of Homer Mistaken for foreign spies the two fin I first A Cowboy Summer read this book in my early twenties A friend gave it to me as a present At the time was studying Homer and I dreamed with the times when oral storytelling was still alive I used to think how wonderful it was when people would gather around the fireplace and hear old folktales I thought storytelling was something from the past and this book gave me access to a world that was very dear to my heart but I would never get the chance to get to know Meanwhile I moved to the UK and found out about story circles where storytellers gather together in a circle and tell stories I became a storyteller myself and telling stories became part of my identity There are stories that I have been telling for years and they do change with time just as it is described in the book It was wonderful to Showdown with the Sheriff re The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter read this book 15 years later and Cowboy Smith recognise techniues that I myself use as well as my storytelling friends I still love epic poetry and Homer and this book made me want to Cries in the Night read epic poems from Albania I loves Kadare's writing his insight his descriptions and his humour When Justice at Cardwell Ranch reading this book I still feel like I am being transported to another world and I can almost feel it as it was so vividly portrayed I think this book now became an old friend and from time to time I will pay it a visit