Dritëro Agolli

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Dritëro Agolli
Born(1931-10-13)13 October 1931
Menkulas, Devoll, Albania
Died3 February 2017(2017-02-03) (aged 85)
Tirana, Albania
OccupationNovelist, poet
Literary movementSocialist realism, Postmodern literature

Dritëro Agolli (13 October 1931 – 3 February 2017) was an Albanian poet, writer, and politician. He was the former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Agolli was born in Devoll, Albania. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.

Career[change | change source]

Agolli wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labour from 1973 until 1992.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Agolli died on 3 February 2017 in Tirana, Albania from lung disease, aged 85.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dritëro Agolli | WHA
  2. Segel, Harold B. (2008). The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe Since 1945. Columbia University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-231-50804-9.
  3. "Albanian writer Dritero Agolli dies at 85". Global Times. 4 February 2017. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.

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