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Two Views on An Albanian Wail
Two Views on An Albanian Wail

Author(s): Daniela-Carmen Stoica, Anyla Saraçi
Subject(s): Albanian Literature
Published by: Editura U. T. Press
Keywords: wailing; epic; Albanian folklore; cultivated literature; storytelling;

Summary/Abstract: Based on a point-driven approach to reading, Two Views on an Albanian Wail is a literary analysis of the story "Ajkuna qan Omerin" [Aikuna mourns Omer] by Mitrush Kuteli, included in the volume Tregime të moçme shqiptare [Albanian Old Tales]. The story was inspired by a wailing from The Epic of the Kreshniks, which is representative for the Albanian folklore and comparable to the great European epics, collected in the Geg dialect of the Albanian language. Our analysis highlights Mitrush Kuteli’s narrative art, who, through very subtle linguistic and narrative means, manages to turn a wailing, which in folklore is addressed to adults, into a story addressed to children.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 299-308
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English