The ethnic and historic topic in the novel of Mehmet Kraja Cover Image

Topika etnike e historike në romanin e Mehmet Krajës
The ethnic and historic topic in the novel of Mehmet Kraja

Author(s): Hekuran Hasanaj
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: ethnic;historical;parody;identity;narration;polyphony;

Summary/Abstract: Albanian literature, as the history of the Nation and the Albanian State has gone through a route that has started from ethnic issue. If in world literature biblical motive or religious one in general, has been present as a template, Albanian literature motive lies on ethnic and historical one by presenting its typical history.Mehmet Kraja in his work holds strongly to this axis, but he does this quite differently from others: by parodying over it, over its identity, history and ethnicity. Through diverse point of view from the world of the dead and living ones, from the past and the present, perfect deceit under the skin of the chronology, weight of toponym, onomastics, historical dates way to extreme madness, notes, pergamena, coffer, yellowed papers: so through this superficial synchrony the code of Albanian paradigm is cracked, Play with the history, the individual problems, his personal identity and collective: all presented through narrative mode ala Kraja (stream of consciousness), claim in a polyphonically to speak in the name of the nation and the Albanian history to get into the world history. This work is on purpose to his mainstream work that deserves to be called albanian saga.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 405 - 412
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Albanian