The concept of the other in Kim Mehmeti's novel in Kim Mehmeti's novel

Koncepti i tjetrit në romanin "Vitet e urithit" të Kim Mehmetit
The concept of the other in Kim Mehmeti's novel in Kim Mehmeti's novel "Vitet e urithit"

Author(s): Serafina Lajçi
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: Kim Mehmeti;Albanian literature;the other;

Summary/Abstract: Kim Mehmeti's novel "Vitet e Urithit" at the same time reveals a familiar and yet unimaginable worldview concept. Main subject of the novel reveals life in a village of Skopje, seen from an original point of view. The characters of this novel, being stuck in a totalitarian system, do not know that, outside their world, outside the shell in which they are 'developed', physically and mentally, life flows intensely. Constellation on the edge of the state reflects precisely the fear of confronting the other (the unknown) and at the same time the necessity of preserving culture and tradition. Particularly distinguished is the character of Fatka, which, being stranger in the village, attracts the attention of the other characters, but also of the reader. It is exactly, the other, she that turns into a center around which all the events occur. She has fled from the Turkish center and has come to an Albanian village, where she remains until she dies, because the village is the one who does not leave strangers.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 845 - 849
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Albanian