Janice Mathie-Heck

Janice Mathie-Heck Janice Mathie-Heck was born in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, and now resides in Calgary. She is a teacher, poet, translator, editor and literary critic. Her articles and poems have appeared in The Gauntlet, Freefall, Le Chinook, Filling Station, Jeta e Re, and Illyria. She collaborates with Robert Elsie in translating, editing and critiquing Albanian literature.

Janice Mathie-Heck's Books

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  • Songs of the Frontier Warriors: The Albanian Epic Kenge Kreshnikesh

    Translators: Robert Elsie, Janice Mathie-Heck
    Product Code: 4126
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-412-3

    Description & More Details

    The Songs of the Frontier Warriors is the first English-language translation ever made of Albanian epic verse. As the product of "oral composition," of a little-known culture and in a difficult, rarely studied language, the Albanian epic has tended to remain in the shadow of the Serbo-Croatian, or more properly, Bosnian epic, with which it has undeniable affinities. This translation may thus be regarded as an initial attempt to rectify the imbalance and to give scholars and the reading public in general an opportunity to delve into the exotic world of the northern Albanian tribes. This bilingual edition offers a broad selection of the best known songs. Also included are an introduction, glossaries of terms and sources, and a selective bibliography.