The local as ex-centrism of Kim Mehmeti’s “Years of Mole” Cover Image

Lokalja si ekscentrizëm te Vitet e urithit të Kim Mehmetit
The local as ex-centrism of Kim Mehmeti’s “Years of Mole”

Author(s): Orjela Stafasani
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Shtëpia Botuese OM
Keywords: ex-centric; postmodern; irony; narrative perspective; narrator; narrataire;

Summary/Abstract: “Shrew-mole years” by Kim Mehmeti is an ex-centric novel in the postmodern sense of the word. According to Linda Hutcheon, such novels are the result of focusing on local entities that removes the center in the margins and brings the margins in the center. “Shrewmole years” moves the event and the characters from the center, aiming in this way the conversion of the local in center in the narration. The ex-centric inevitably has been identified with the center that he intends, but also denies. The isolated people with their desires and fears to know the world creates the subject of the novel as a metaphor, where the local embarks on a bizarre relationship with the global.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 44-46
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Albanian