"Tjetri" në tekstet letrare të Fishtës
"The other" in Fishta's literary text

Author(s): Bajram Kosumi
Subject(s): Albanian Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: "the other"; the foreigner; patriarchal; enmity; contempt; snobbism;

Summary/Abstract: Considering that Gjergj Fishta (1871-1940) is regarded as one of the most prominent writer in Albanian Literature, especially with his epic and satire, the review of the presence and social and literature status of “The Other” in his work is significant not only for his writing but for the whole Albanian literature. The concept of “The Other” in literature has derived from cultural and sociological studies, therefore the study of this concept in literature is also a result of text analysis, in relation with cultural and sociological studies, thus the concept of “The Other” is primarily related to cultural, philosophical, ethical, political and sociological principles. From the prism of the text analysis, several models of “The Other” in Fishta’s texts are identified, however, the source of these models has two common denominators: one, the mentality of a patriarchal and closed society; and two, the moral of a society that has been forced to suffer the status of captivity for a long time.In this article, the models of “The Other” will be defined and argued by the examples from the Fishta’s texts. Based on Fishta’s literary text, conclusions will be provided about the culture of “The Other” in Albanian society of the first half of the 20th century. In this article the experience of English Cultural Studies is used for the concept of “The Other”, especially the studies of Eduard Said, Bozidar Jezernik, Cvetan Todorov, Anthony Giddens, Georg Simmel, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 657 - 668
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Albanian