TOTAJ, Gjylë (2019) „THE SKIN OF THE DOG“ AND PRESENCE OF THE MYTHOLOGICAL BEING. FILOLOGJIA International Journal of Human Sciences, 7 (11-12). pp. 83-91. ISSN 2671-3012

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The novel „The Skin of the Dog“ by Fatos Congoli has a specific feature regarding the way of narrative aspect, and according to the points of views which give shape to the narrative development in this text. Same as in some other novels of Kongoli, also in the „The skin of the dog", is clearly seen the insertion of narrative. It is sometimes narrated in first person and sometimes in the third. What distinguishes this Kongolian narration is also the construction of a psychological profile of the main character, which always conveys a sense of underestimation. As in „The Dream of Damocles“ we have also here the presence of mythological beings and the presence of the element of literary fiction, as well as the relationship between the father and his child, but now with the daughter, differently to come comparing to the other novels, where we see the relation with his son. A very important segment of this novel is the thematic motif of deportation, which is one of the most used motifs in Fatos Kongoli’s novels. In „The skin of the dog“ we find the figure of Hadi who persecutes our main character during his delusional phases. The main character of this novel, Kristi Tarapi, feels himself failed and unwilling to go any further. He often refers to himself as a „dog skin“meaning a man of no value. We have also here an intercourse with the title of the novel that, as in all the novels of Kongol, turns out to be highly motivated and interrelated with the ideas and the thematic of the novel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zshi@unite.edu.mk
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 19:06
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 19:06
URI: http://eprints.unite.edu.mk/id/eprint/258

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