Minimalism in Literature - Musine Kokalari

  • Meliza Krasniqi Ph. D. Cand. Scientific Researcher, LiteratureSouth East European University, Institute of Albanology – Prishtina


Musine Kokalari is first Albanian prose writer, who in 1941 was awarded the “Doctor of Literature” by the University of Rome. She started her literary creation with poetry and literary outlines published in newspapers and magazines of the time, also publishing within a few years the books “Siç më thotë nenua plakë” (1939), “ u tunt jeta” (1944) and “Rreth vatrës” (1944). In the summer of 1939, Musine wrote the prose “Siç më thotë nenua plakë”, published in September of that year in the printing house “Gutenberg” in Tirana. Kokalari’s work is dedicated to the world and spirit of women. Through her stories she builds the identity, discourse, psychology, fate and misfortune of women. Characters and the narrator are women. These ten texts are closely related to each other, thematically, structurally and formally. In this paper we strive to determine the minimalist form of these proses that emerge through a sui generis artistic narrative. Keywords: Albanian literature, prose, minimalism, Kokalari, small worlds
Dec 29, 2018
How to Cite
KRASNIQI, Meliza. Minimalism in Literature - Musine Kokalari. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 54-59, dec. 2018. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 apr. 2021. doi: