The other according to the others in The General of the Dead Army Cover Image

Tjetri sipas të tjerëve te Gjenerali i ushtrisë së vdekur
The other according to the others in The General of the Dead Army

Author(s): Ag Apolloni
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: patriotism; glorification; narcissistic; hypothesis; catharsis; ethnographic;

Summary/Abstract: Trying to see Albania with the stranger's eye, Ismail Kadare in his novel The General of the Dead Army has shed all the information that was available from the foreigners' documents on Albanians. Even the patriotism of Albanians, which is the most visible color of the novel, builds up with the opinion of the others. Then all what the Italian priest speaks here has a base, scientific or pseudo-scientific. The incorporation of the priest's information and the Albanian ethnography, alternate between two perspectives: how the others see us and how we are actually. What Kadare tells about Albanians has been said by foreigners: George Byron, Herbert Louis, J. F. Fallamerayer, Ami Boue, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 551 - 558
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Albanian