The topic of Albanian space in the poetry of Martin Camaj Cover Image

Topika e hapësirës shqiptare në poezinë e Martin Cmajt
The topic of Albanian space in the poetry of Martin Camaj

Author(s): Jolanda Lila
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: poetics; symbol; Albanian toponyms; universality;

Summary/Abstract: The presence of spacious signs in the poetry of Martin Camaj has oriented many researchers towards their identification with the author’ birthplace, with the path of life and as a consequence, with the motif of nostalgia in this imaginative throwback. Such a genetic approach should be cautiously observed, because Camaj’s poetry is distant from facts, space and historical periods by always offering the shape of poetic symbols. Throwback in the toponyms of the Albanian world does not necessarily mean delving in the world of memories, neither longing for the delight in order to reach for places where the spirit finds its shelter. In his poetry, the historical data have innumerous symbols, because it is used suggestive communication instead of denotative language. This does not encompass the author’s personal experience, but all collective fates.The domination of spacious signs of national field and mainly the northern Albanian environment do take the shape of psycho-spiritual associations, which derive from the relationships between lyrical subject with cultural domain, more than signs that send us to concrete and emotional referents. The topics of places, for instance Drin, valleys of Cukali, Adries seaside, lake of Prespa, the blue Jon, Dibra’s summits, the oak and olive, etc., at first sight seem of realistic nature, but they leap the concrete space and referents related to them, by leading us in universal levels of communication. From concrete space it transforms into the abstract, from textual graphic signs into semiotic signs. This speech aims to analyze this poetic proceeding, in order to delve the features of Albanian local coordinates and meaning’s plan benefited from them.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 359 - 372
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Albanian