- by eliana
- January 31, 2022
Societies with a Mission and the Traitor, No.19, pages 87-100
by Ballsor HOXHA
UET Press (2021)
The work is a confronting of the phenomenon of – societies with a mission – as in Enver Hoxha’s Communism, with the question of the traitor. In fact, it is a blend of irony and interpretative and theoretical deliberation upon the “lack” of traitors in our collective, this having for a background the recent collective confusion raised upon the “treason” of Martin Camaj and Ernest Koliqi, two key figures of Albanian struggle against this regime, since the initiation of the very same regime. The work takes for an interpretative and theoretical basis three key fiction novels connoting the complex of the traitor and the society with a mission, confronting this phenomenon.” The Journey to The End of The Night” Ferdinand Louis Celine; “Vajza e Agamemnonit” (Agamemnon’s Daughter) Ismail Kadare; “Pasardhesi” (“Successor”) Ismail Kadare. The work is concluded by e graduation of these three fictions to an anti-heroic reality.