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URA ME TRI HARQE – NDËRLIDHJA ME ORALEN
“THE THREE-ARCHED BRIDGE” – ITS INTERCONNECTION WITH ORALITY

Author(s): Blerina Rogova Gaxha
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës

Summary/Abstract: The story of Ismail Kadare widely extends in time and space. He moves from today, in historical and legendary time and space. In this narration structure, Kadare's work often puts correspondence with Albanian oral literature and culture. The novel “The Three – Arched Bridge” has been chosen in order to notice the presence of oral tradition, its layer in the construction of authorial text and the function of intertextual ideas from this source. Built on a legend, the novel speaks for sacrifice, life and death as opponents, and the crossing of two cultures, of Occidental and Oriental one, as two worlds, between which, Albanians, their history, culture and identity are always put in war. This text, as a text lying on another text, requires reading of signs that establish this correspondence. On the basis of a legend, Kadare recycles also a historic time, giving them a new form in literature, creates a medieval Albanian reality, a reality that parables with reality and our lives. The paper is based on the narrative structure of the chosen model.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 219-232
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Albanian