History and its Poetic Images in the Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku and Yehuda Amichai

Bavjola Shatro


This article focuses on contemporary Albanian poetry and on its development during the last decade of the twentieth century when the communist regime in Albania collapsed. The article aims to give a path for further analysis on the poetry written after the 1990s which is a period that offered different and very important perspectives for Albanian literature. The development of Albanian poetry during this time and during the first decades of the 21st century, as well as its representation abroad through translation, is closely linked to the name of one of the main spokespersons of contemporary Albanian poetry Luljeta Lleshanaku. The article focuses on the poetic images and perceptions of history in Lleshanaku’s poetry and analyzes the specific poetic images and literary configurations deriving from it. The paper also designates a possible path of comparative approach with the poetry of an eminent Israeli writer of the second half of the twentieth century such as Yehuda Amichai, which is probably one of the most important influences in Lleshanaku’s poetics. The vision about the world and particularly the vision on history as well as the artistic sensitivity that are a constant underscoring of the poetic images of Lleshanaku’s and Amichai’s poetry seem to approach two poets that belong to different cultural, political and social contexts.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p2440

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