“THE IMAGINATIVE AND THE REAL IN THE NOVEL CIRCLES BY M. CAMAJ” Cover Image

“IMAGJINARJA DHE REALJA NË ROMANIN RRATHË TË M. CAMAJT”
“THE IMAGINATIVE AND THE REAL IN THE NOVEL CIRCLES BY M. CAMAJ”

Author(s): Belfjore Zifla Qose
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Albanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: imaginative; narration; fictional time; narrative proceedings;

Summary/Abstract: The novel Circles by Martin Camaj involves many signs based in a profoundly traditional culture, as well as many symbols, some of them created and some taken as they are from the tradition, making the narration of this novel a unique case in our literature, by the way it creates the relation between the imaginary and the real. In this paper we aim to analyze the narrative and time proceedings which create a world realistic and mythical, modern and archetypal, a world arousing the metaphysical doubt: what if everything is just fiction? Sustaining the ambiguities during the narrative line of the novel, for Todorov is the main proceeding that creates and keeps alive the fantastic in prose. We will refer to Todorv’s theoretical view on the Fantastic as a Genre and we will try to identify which elements create and sustain this dualism and uncertainty during the storyline. Sometimes during reading the Circles, one finds it difficult to understand where the oneiric ends and the sobriety begins, where the present time cannot be differentiated from the past. The narrative strategy aims to exceed a certain time reference, to reach the universality, by being at the same time extremely detailed in descriptions, which give the novel the value of an anthropological document. Central in our analyses will be the journey through the narration and the proceedings that create it, by using firstly the classic duality factual/fictional and secondly, by using the poststructuralist theory regarding this topic. The fictional dynamics in this novel is always changing, transforming, making the narration more introspective, subjective, the point of view dominates, by being part of the same narrative strategy. The language is not referential, the style sometimes is complicated and sometimes naïve, the dreams and their relation with the realism, the objects that gain symbolic meanings, create a enticing universe, that is a whole experience along with the characters and the storyline. The Methodology used in this study will combine the textual analysis, the narrative theory, induction and deduction, and finally by the synthesis we will try to understand the poetics of the novel.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 429-438
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Albanian