Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 13, No 2 (2019)

The Influence of Myth on Albanian Literature

Saranda Buzhala


There is a very close connection between mythology and literature.Indeed, mythology has been one of the fundamental spiritual pillars of man and ofcollectivity.Aiming at penetrating of the unknown and man's constant attempt to explain andpenetrate these phenomena, myths are yet to become an inseparable part of people'slives. Gradually, over time, they will become an inseparable part of literature aswell. Indeed, many scholars claim that all literature comes from myth and returnsto myth, emphasizing its role in literature.About the relation, myth – Albanian literature we will present a panoramic view inthis paper, in order to highlight the reception and recontextualisation of myth byAlbanian authors. Among others, authors such as: Ernest Koliqi, Fan Noli, MitrushKuteli, Ismajl Kadare, Rexhep Qosja, etc. used the material taken from the mythsto fit a local culture and mentality.


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