Travel Literature, images and mirages in the work of Lumo Skèndo “Zvicra”

Edelajda Çepa

Abstract


The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century will be the periods where significant studies upon the comparative literature will come to light – and as a consequence, it will be a significant period even for imagology as one of the most authentic results of the whole journey. To depict new places, to make judgments upon the other authors, to confront oneself, and to emerge in an activity in another place are only some of the reactions provoked by the encounter with a tourist, a traveler and why not they are even the reactions provoked by the television images. Similarly, even literature plays an important role in the creation of this “imaginary” that has as a target individuals and new places which are totally new to the traveler. Literature is an eternal source of “information”, absorbing you bit by bit, even though it does not have a straightforward impact upon you. Nonetheless, it has the power to go in the depths of our
thoughts even through nations or identities which are totally different from others. Since literature, deals with the past, it transmits on us images, thoughts, judgements expressed in all the times and in all the cultures. A similar view is transmitted through the written work of Lumo Skèndos “Zvicra” in 1915.

Keywords: imagology, images, travels, literature.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v5i11.1003

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v5i11.1003.g1242

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