Translations from, to and within Southeast Europe

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Ismail Kadare

“Who in the world has not yearned for a loved one, has never said, If only he or she could come back just once, just one more time…? Despite the fact that it can never happen, never ever. Surely this is the saddest thing about our mortal world, and its sadness will go on shrouding human life like a blanket of fog until its final extinction.”

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    1 July 20241 September 2024

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The Traduki network is a project of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, German Federal Foreign Office, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Austrian Association of Translators IG Übersetzerinnen Übersetzer (Literaturhaus Wien) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of the Republic of Austria, Goethe Institut, S. Fischer Foundation, Slovenian Book Agency, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Social Affairs and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Cultural Foundation Liechtenstein, Ministry of Economy, Culture and Innovation of Albania, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Culture of Romania, Ministry for Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Montenegro, Leipzig Book Fair, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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