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Zhvendosjet anti-topike në lexim ose struktura e pamundur
Anti-topical shifts or the impossible structure

Author(s): Ermir Xhindi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature, Philology
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: Kadare;topic;deconstruction; topical structure; literary tradition;

Summary/Abstract: In our view the topical states in fictional text are given as reading hypotheses, respectively as a dialectical interaction between the isotopic need of the reader to build, at this point, the structure, and relative ambiguity of the text. In a more complete sense, topical consciousness is an ideological order, a cultural, historical, instrument of reading, which fulfills a true poetic function. To our attention was precisely the topic - structure dialectics, conducted through the mediation of a 'Possible Reader' in Ismail Kadare's ‘Concert at the End of Winter’ (Koncert në fund të dimrit) (1988), as an opportunity to discover one of the phenomena that characterizes poetically in its entirety Albanian literary fiction – the dynamics from the so-called ‘necessary topics’, archetypal or ritual ones toward the so-called ‘possible topics’ – what we define as a ‘topical displacement’ or ritualistic, towards possible topics, what we call an anti-topical shift, in the sense of counteracting traditional topics, as deconstruction impulses, as a modernity skipping still structurally unfinished. Perhaps it may be defined as one of the most controversial features of processes occurring with Albanian literary fiction through the new ambiguity status that the 'Possible Reader' gains from the text fiction. The text ambiguity affects the reading, the reader, exactly when the latter can perform the new structure, however, impossible to be constructed.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 75 - 84
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Albanian