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Leximi tradicional dhe leximi i ri i poezisë së Esad Mekulit
The traditional and the new reading of Esad Mekuli’s poetry

Author(s): Sali Bytyçi
Subject(s): Albanian Literature
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: Esad Mekuli;

Summary/Abstract: Esad Mekuli’s poetry since its publication in the first years after Second World War had a special reception because it was addressed to people who for the first time were hearing the voice of its creator. This was a populist reception, which was then raised to the level of literary criticism by critics. How was read Esad Mekuli’s poetry yesterday, the answer to this question will shed the light on poem’s traditional reading, with all consignments of the time that carries this reading, while the new reading of his poetry, today, is a reading out of the context when it was written, it will be a reading discharged from those consignments, the one that will halt to the literary values of the text giving it longevity of a poetic creation. However, is it possible to avoid the context of the time in which the poet created; the first of Albanian poetry in Kosovo? No matter how much attempt is made to avoid the context of the time when Esad Mekuli has created, a complete escape from it is almost impossible. Esad Mekuli is people’s poet, such a notion today is both, impossible and meaningless.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 145-160
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Albanian