Dr. Arshi Pipa, writer and dissident intellectual, was died on July 20, 1997. He was graduated for philosophy at the University of Florence. In 1942, he defended his doctorate. He worked as a lecturer in the Lyceum of Shkodra and Tirana. In 1946, he was arrested and tried the prison cells of Tirana, Durrës, Gjirokastra and Burrel. In 1957, he fled to Yugoslavia and later settled in the US. There he first lectured Italian literature at the University of Berkeley and later lectured Italian, French and Albanian literature at the University of Minnesota. He has written and published a number of study and critic articles, aesthetics and literature, 4 volumes of poetry and some monographs on art and literature.