Ernest Hemingway's Works In Albanian Literature Analysis

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The theme of this paper is not only topical but inspirational and challenging. It is topical given that this is the first paper written in English on Ernest Hemingway’s works in Albanian, which have been translated since 1950s, continued to be translated throughout 1970s, but have been translated much more during the last decade of the past millennium. Furthermore, the theme is inspiring and challenging as despite the presence of a considerable number of Hemingway’s works in Albanian literature, the journalistic and literary critique has either responded with moderately or has even sometimes overlooked his works. Therefore, conscious that Hemingway’s works not only deserve but they require a more profound attention and consideration, we decided…show more content…
One of the most authoritative literary journals in Kosova “Jeta e re” published since 1960s run series of critiques written by different Albanian and international authors. Therefore, on this occasion our focus will turn on journalistic critique published in “Jeta e re” columns. The second edition of “Jeta e re” published in 1960 run an article titled: “Hemingway’s latest interviews on his life and literary creation”. The anonymous author of the article made an attempt to pick and choose some of Hemingway’s statements and opinions given to various European and American journals and magazines. The correspondent of “Art” Paris newspaper quotes Hemingway saying: “Writers should read, observe and keep silent”. According to the correspondent, Hemingway didn’t like to talk about himself. The correspondent informed Hemingway that he is the fifth most popular author among French readers. But, when Hemingway asked him who the first one was, he replied Dostoyevsky. When Hemingway asked him: “What about Shakespeare?”, the journalist replied, it seems that he is the tenth most popular writer in France. Taken aback Hemingway stressed out that in fact Shakespeare is greater than Dostoyevsky and any other

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