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Çështja e mistifikimit letrar në veprën e Mitrush Kutelit
The issue of literacy mystification in Mitrush Kuteli’s work

Author(s): Kastriot Gjika
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike
Keywords: literacy mystification ; Mitrush Kuteli ; Albania; Albanian Literature ; Dhimitër Pasco

Summary/Abstract: Mitrush Kuteli is just one of the literary nicknames used Dhimitër Pasco. With this nickname he signed the major part of his writings. The real and literary life of Dhimitër Pasko / Mitrush Kuteli create a duality of such, that it seems that the two entities make a life independent of each other. An important factor that has influenced this choice was the literary climate that prevailed in the first half of the last century. By this time it was a “tend” to use literary nicknames. It is the narrative prose structure itself that not only allows, but even suggests this kind of distance, this “retreat” of the author in favor of the narrator, this “narration’s illusion” as message transmitted in an indirect way. A lot of Kuteli’s narrative prose, have a children as a character. In this case we have a certain degree of identification with the character, but also, on the other hand, it marks a disjunction of a difference, as long as this “identification” is neither final nor defined in any of the books Kuteli but only in some of the prose contained in them. “Babalja”, “Të vdekurit” have a magical aura of mix of pagan beliefs and rituals with the Christian ones, a literary amalgam of real occurring with the child's imagination, as it could be noticed very well right here a strong argument for alignment between the Kuteli’s prose and that of “magical realism”. We treated these examples above, to support the opinion that in these narrations Kuteli seems to be very interested to be drawn, mediate from a narrative character, which on one hand seems to be a literary author's ego, but on the other hand, as we proved above, there is a dissociation not less so.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 101-110
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Albanian