The Influence of Myth on Albanian Literature


  • Saranda Buzhala


mythology; literature; myth; returns; recontextualisation


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




How to Cite

Buzhala, S. (2020). The Influence of Myth on Albanian Literature: Array. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, 13(2). Retrieved from