Time and Space in Kadare “Winter of the Great Loneliness”

Muhamed (Met) Dervishi


The novel “Winter of the great loneliness” is of a special interest, among others, for the stylistic process in time and space. Even in this direction Kadare follows the polyphonic line, exactly as it was defined by Mikhail Bakhtin. In this paper we will deal exactly with his stylistic process in presenting and developing time and space. In the first place we will check the polyphonic nature of his prose and then to inquire style-wise his innovation. At the same time, we will keep present the socialist realism methodical approach toward time and space, never forgetting the approach toward the influence of bourgeoisie revisionist aesthetics, claimed as such by the Marxist criticism the experiences of the western novels, which will naturally point out the dissident nature of this novel. This is a dissidence that does not affect only the aesthetic side, but – and this the most important for us – also the ideological side of the Albanian socialist realism school, in their understanding of time and space, which in the years of dictatorship in Albanian had a normative character.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n1p399

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