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Antiromani “Oh” i Anton Pashkut
THE ANTINOVEL “OH” BY ANTON PASHKU

Author(s): Klara Kodra
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike
Keywords: ANTINOVEL ; “OH” ; ANTON PASHKU ; Albania; Albanian Literature

Summary/Abstract: In this article, the researcher K. Kodra makes the object of her attention the novel “Oh” by Anton Pashku. She joins in with the other researchers that define this book as antiroman and gives it’s her own definition as “the first and the last antinovel”, by agreeing with the others that this kind of work has not developed anymore in the contemporary Albanian literature. The author of this article finds in this novel the same features, represented earlier in other works of James Joys, Natalie Sarot, and Rob Grije. The novel “Oh” is seen as another example of “the burn of epochs” which is typical of Albanian literature, since it marks a creative step from the undeveloped critical realism of the Albanian book as well as imposed socialist realism of the books during the dictatorship era toward the modern book of today's time in its own form. Also this work is seen as a witness to the talent and courage of its author, as a synthesis of the most prominent features of his work. Simultanesly the article brings to light also the uniqueness of the book “Oh” who put the book in the genre of existentialism in its message as well as in the presentation of its characters. Therefore we reach a new conclusion in our studies, that the book “Oh” by Anton Pashku creates a crossing between the antinovel with the existentialist novel

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 155-168
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Albanian