HEMINGWAY AND KADARE - A COMPARATIVE OUTLINE
In this article I tried give a comparative view between two great novel writers, who belong to different nations, cultures and periods, Ernest Hemingway and Ismail Kadare. Both of them are the greatest representatives of their own national literature, and both are part of the world elite literature, translated in more than 40 languages, and internationally awarded. Similarity between Hemingway and Kadare can be noticed not only in their literary works, but in their political ideology as well. I analyzed some of their novels, and in this paper I pointed out some similarities and differences in themes, characters, style, narration etc. Hemingway’s novels that I cover in this paper are Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Islands in the Stream, Moveable Feast and Old Man and the Sea, as long as Kadare’s novels are: Chronicle in Stone, General of the Dead Army and November of a Capital City. As a result, I noticed that these two authors have many things in common, their relation to Paris, their political ideology, and in their novels we can notice similar characteristics in their characters - their heroes represent moral values; themes - both of them write about war, love, social issues, etc; naration, style, etc. So, no matter Hemingway and Kadare distant in time and place, there are some touching points between them.
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