The critical reception of “The Sorrows of Young Werther” in Albanian literature Cover Image

Receptimi kritik i romanit “Vuajtjet e Verterit të ri” në letërsinë shqipe
The critical reception of “The Sorrows of Young Werther” in Albanian literature

Author(s): Albulena Blakaj-Gashi
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, German Literature
Published by: Shtëpia Botuese OM

Summary/Abstract: Albanian literary studies offer no critical assessments relating to the reception of Goethe's literary works on the literary works of the Albanians writers, which could serve as the basis for a concrete research of the evidence of the impact of Goethe in Albanian literature. This paper is concentrated on the dimension of critical reception, in order to explain more clearly the process of Goethe's influence in the literary creativity of certain Albanian authors, regarding ideas, topics, themes, characters, structure, etc. Goethe's literary work, especially “The Sorrows of Young Werther", but also "Faust", was translated and present quite early in our literature, taking the circumstances into account, of course. As in the rest of the world, these two books seem to have had a great impact on Albanian literature, especially when it was at the beginning of creation of the first novels.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 51-57
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Albanian