Topic(s) of Albanian literature in Montenegro Cover Image

Topika/t e letërsisë shqipe në Mal të Zi
Topic(s) of Albanian literature in Montenegro

Author(s): Liridona Sinishtaj
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: Albanian topics; Albanian literature; homeland;identity; death;

Summary/Abstract: This article reviews one of the main topics of Albanian Literature that was created and is still created in Montenegro, as an integral part of the Albanian literature corpus.After we have considered what we think that is the most representative part of this literature, both in prose and poetry, we have come to see how the central topic, or rather, as a speaker, appears as the homeland, which is expressed through some other topics such as: history / historical figures, myths, legends, religion, traditions, toponymy, phraseology, and finaly death.Almost all stories relate to the homeland, the characters want to die there, they leave their last will to return, whether dead, to their birthplace.The historical topics and toponymes are part of the these narrations that tells both the past and in the present, sometimes in the form of memories or historical sites such as Bratila, Zharnica Bridge, Ulcinj Castle, Gjerana etc.The religion and the traditions, on the other hand, are a strong form and also a way to be distinguished from the other.The realistic toponymes such as Malësia, Dinosha, Traboini etc. are real places that take a literary function and they construct the homeland topic.All these issues are and build the corpus of Albanian literature in Montenegro, and they also express an extra literary phenomena such as the cultural pressure on the individual and the attempt to preserve the linguistic and cultural identity.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 131 - 142
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Albanian