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Triumfi ndaj tjetrit
The triumph over the other

Author(s): Orjela Stafanasi
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: the other; irony; parady; allegory; manuscript; legend; history;

Summary/Abstract: In the diptych of Ridvan Dibra, the Triumph of Gjergj Elez Alia and the Second triumph of Gjergj Elez Alia, as in the postmodern literature the author make a ironical revisitation of the past. In both novels, the legendary heroism is parodied through the postmodern battle of two well-known folklore figures. In the first novel, Gjergj Elez Alia defeat Bajloz, not with force, but with words, while in the second novel, Gjergj Elez Alia "wins" the battle with Bajloz, without challenging him. In this way, Bajloz is not only the other, but it is also the power, wich the postmodern Albanian can "challenge" by collaborating with him, or ignoring him. Ridvan Dibra's diptych is an original treatment of a legendary subject, which has been re-contextualised, re-semanticized and parodied according to the postmodern poetic.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 839 - 843
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Albanian