Albanian Poetry after the ’60 and Its Interrelations with Myth, History and Reality

Edlira Dhima


The modern Albanian poetry, likewise the traditional Albanian poetry has been greatly affected by social and historical factors. In a major part, it acknowledges the historical facts, thus reverberating and eternalizing them in verses. In different stages of social processes, the excessive engagement on the poet’s behalf has made possible the fact that the language of poetry does not distinguishes from the political declarations. The frequent use of symbols that everyone is familiar with, has helped these poets to disengage from the straightforwardness of discourse. After the ’60, a group of poets converted the artistic linguistic text from a historical fact into a mythic symbol. These poets introduced the myth in poetry and the symbol as a communication language, created a coherent symbol system, an enclosed cycle and their own symbolic system, with which the interpretive community was more or less familiar. Among them, someone like Ismail Kadare was not satisfied only with the creation of a symbolic system within poetry, thus unfolded and developed this poetic symbolic system in prose and in the meantime granted it with the attribute of universal dimension. The familiarization with their symbolic language, which initially had a simpler level of communication (due to the unknown symbols could not be identified and analyzed thoroughly), makes it already a superior level communicative language. In the ’70, makes its entry one other type of language, which is defined by a modest level of communication. As a language mainly expanded in Kosovo, it introduced an odd phenomenon and had unpredictable success.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p365

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