Poetry and Prose. Creative repetition in the literature of socialist realism Cover Image

Poezi dhe Prozë. Përsëritja krijuese në letërsinë e realizmit socialist
Poetry and Prose. Creative repetition in the literature of socialist realism

Intertextuality in Two Works by Kadare: The Poem "Industrial Dream" and the novel "The Wedding"

Author(s): Edmond Çali
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: Kadre; wedding; industrial dream; ontertextuality; creative repetition;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper I present the novel The wedding (1967, 1968, 1980, 2000, 2008) and the variants of the author. I analyze the criticisms of the novel: the official criticism of socialist realism, the criticism outside Albania, the criticism in Kosovo, and the criticism after 1990. In addition, I analyze the position of the novel The wedding in Ismail Kadare's literary system and the intertextuality connection of the novel The wedding with his other works: in particular with the poem: The Industrial Dream, the novel Broken April, the novel winter of Loneliness, the essay The Autobiography of the people in verse. I give a great importance to the connection of the novel The wedding with the Poem The Industrial Dream. The analysis of the connection between these two works helps us: 1) to analyze the structure of the whole work of Ismail Kadare; 2) to better understand the connection between his works in verse and his works in prose; 3) the position of the novel The wedding in Kadare's literary system and 4) the importance of studying the variants of the author.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 37 - 66
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Albanian