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"Tjetri" në modernitetin letrar
"The other" in literary modernity

Author(s): Albanë Mehmetaj
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: Albanian literature of the 20th century;the other;

Summary/Abstract: The paper titled "The ‚Other‘ in Literary Modernity (Pashku, Kadare, Rrahmani)" examines the problem of the „other“ presence in modern Albanian literature (of the second half of the twentieth century) and aims to give the frameworks of this problem to the authors used as a model and in this literary era.This paper is only an initial, since the problem of the „other" in literature is not only literary, it is also relates to the cultural and the social identity context. So, the basic method of research, is the comparative one, which also verifies the comparative origin of the "other“ in literature.The concept of the „other“, in historical terms, both in psychological and literary terms, takes on a particular character, often dramatic, and conveyed with contradictory views, so our goal is to follow this line of manifestation. Such a problem will undoubtedly be clarified with theoretical arguments.The authors chosen for this case are: Anton Pashku, Ismail Kadare and Zejnullah Rrahmanin, with the works "Tower", "Castles" and "Romani for Kosovo". Selected works are testify to the value of the authors and the ways of presenting the ctagiry of the "other " in modern literature. These authors are representatives of poetic patterns and selected styles of modern Albanian literature, while the problem of the „other“ in literature, in the works of these authors, represents some of the most important variations of his appearance in the Albanin modern literature.Realizing the theme of the „other“ in Albanian literature Pashku, Kadare and Rrahmani make it having primary concern for the Albanian identity and being guided by national motives and patriotism. In this context, the literary concept of the other of these authors, has the meaning of the conqueror, meaning the impersonator of the idea, and therefore, on this look remain foreign forever. The „other one“ in their work is shaped by the fictional world, literary characters, history as time-stamped and as probable evidence, and through literary figuration. But the perception of the other here is distinguished in the thematic plan: in the other side, it is similar to the literary works of Kadare, through historical events (but to one evil only root causes, while the other good can be bad), while to Rrahmani as a personal theme (continuation of the invader). All three of them, as modern authors, are similar to the universality of the subject, so that Albanian issues are treated as human issues and have a wery good histographic and ethnographic knowledge.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 741 - 748
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Albanian