Symbol, allegoric analogy, irony and grotesque - components of artistic language in literary works of Ismail Kadaré Cover Image
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Nëpër lexime alegorike si çelësa semantikë për romanin “Nëpunësi i pallatit të ëndrrave”
Symbol, allegoric analogy, irony and grotesque - components of artistic language in literary works of Ismail Kadaré

Author(s): Arben Prendi
Subject(s): Aesthetics, Semantics, Descriptive linguistics, Albanian Literature, Hermeneutics
Published by: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike
Keywords: artistic language; Albanian literature; Ismail Kadaré;

Summary/Abstract: In most of his literary works, Ismail Kadare has used purposely and intuitively symbol, allegoric analogy, irony and grotesque, especially to highlight the threads that link contemporary totalitarian regimes with the old ones, such as: Fascist, Nazi, Communist, Zogistic regimes etc., with ancient Greek regimes, Egyptian Pharaohs, Medieval, Ottoman Empire etc. Moreover narration, supported of the ironic view of human history, and especially of the Albanian one, has brought criticism to this history filled with drama, tragedy, but also tragicomedy. The literary work of I. Kadare is an aesthetic contradiction to the literature and political orders of the communist regime. This contradiction is realized through the language of the art where symbols, metaphors, allegorical! analogies, irony and grotesque etc., are elements that are permanent and characteristic of the author. The language of these, supported in these elements, is predominant in some novels, as: “Nëpunësi i pallatit të ëndrrave” / “Pallati i ëndrrave”, “Përbindëshi”, “Qorrfermani”, “Piramida” etj. Its decryption reveals the semantic wealth and the aesthetic value of the literary work of this author in its entirety. In this regard, the novel “Nëpunësi i pallatit të ëndrrave” (1981), is the emblematic literary work that shows how the above components of the artistic language function in the literary work of the Kadare. As noted in this article, the aforementioned figures are not only elements of a stable language of art, but also semantic keys for the decodification of the artistic language used in novel “Nëpunësi i pallatit të ëndrrave” (1981) / “Pallati i ëndrrave” (1985), as well as in other prose works. Through them can be deciphered the true essence and aesthetic values of this work, which today has gained a new look due to the new possibility of reading and interpreting it.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 95-110
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Albanian