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Romani “Përbindëshi” i Ismail Kadaresë
Ismail Kadare’s Novel “Përbindëshi” (“The Monster”)

Author(s): Gëzim Aliu
Subject(s): Language studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Albanian Literature, Sociology of Art
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: Ismail Kadare; Novel “Përbindëshi” (“The Monster”);

Summary/Abstract: The novel “Përbindëshi” ("The Monster") is a work in prose with a range of elements that make it interesting and modern. In this paper, through four interpretations, we concluded that this novel also stands within the scheme of socialist realism, but also avoids it; it depends on how you read it. Among the main features of the novel is the playing with political and social motives, playing with time (contemporary and Antiquity) and playing with narrative dialogues (novel resembles with tragedies of antiquity, though it does not end tragically, at least not for the couple Elena and Genti). All these elements make this novel readable even today, always taking into account its sustainable artistic level.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 233-240
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Albanian