Ismail Kadere’s Idea of Europe

@article{Ossewaarde2015IsmailKI,
  title={Ismail Kadere’s Idea of Europe},
  author={Marinus Ossewaarde},
  journal={The European Legacy},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={715 - 730}
}
Abstract The aim of this article is to reconstruct and pinpoint the peculiarities of Ismail Kadare’s idea of Europe. Kadare’s idea of Europe, it is argued, differs from the ideas of Europe embraced or presumed by intellectuals like Paul Valéry, Georg Simmel, Danilo Kiš, Václav Havel, Adam Michnik, or Milan Kundera, or from that of the European Union. For Kadare it is literature rather than the polis or its particular ideology that is the guardian of European values. Thus the European legacy, in… Expand
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