Florante at Laura: Two guys crying in a forest, essentially

The History of Florante and Laura in the Kingdom of Albania: Adapted from some “historical pictures” or paintings of what happened in early times in the Greek Empire, and were set to rhyme by one delighting in Tagalog verse, Francisco Balagtas, 1861

  • Philippines, #4
  • Read online
  • Read: August 2017
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended for: imprecise Romanticists and their kick-ass girlfriends

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The Birth of I La Galigo: Intense pregnancy cravings, eggs of unknown provenance

The Birth of I La Galigo: A poem inspired by the Bugis legend of the same nameMohamad Salim, Sapardi Djoko Damono, and John H. McGlynn

  • Indonesia, #17
  • Borrowed from SF library (interlibrary loan)
  • Read August 2017
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended for: lazy folklorists

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The Incomparable Ulli Beier

Words of ParadisePoetry of Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

When the Moon Was Big, and Other Legends from New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

Voices of Independence: New Black Writing from Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1980

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