The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the absurdity of the Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist means of re-education, which left a deep imprint on the history of Romanians by condemning not only the physical but also the spiritual death of the people. In this paper I have highlighted how the process of re-education took place in many circumstances. The class of intellectuality was the one that suffered the most as a result of these events, which can also be noticed in the case of the characters Axente Creangă and Leonte Pătrașcu from "Luntrea lui Caron". Using terror as an instrument of governance, censorship, propaganda and raising their ideology to the rank of universal principle, the Bolsheviks succeeded by the absurdity of the methods to massacre the population.
The paper proposes a comparative analysis at a formal and compositional level of a series of aphorisms and similar or complementary proverbs. Of the volumes of aphorisms: Discobolus, Stones for my Temple, The Ardor of the Island, Hourglass of the Sand, From the Spirit of the Heresy, the first two are the object of study of this work
The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the ways the same animals depicted in Lucian Blaga’s poetry and Vasile Voiculescu’s respectively are shaped based on comparison. On the one hand, the animals in Blaga’s works get a metaphorical pattern, while, on the other hand, those in Voiculescu’s poetry keep the ordinary meaning. While in Voiculescu’s case animals are part of the traditional setting, Blaga gives them symbolic and transcendental meanings.
The starting point of my study is represented by two works, Grădina de sticlă(Tatiana Țîbuleac) and Un singur cer deasupra tuturor (Ruxandra Cesereanu). These are two novels that organize their narrative discourse following the relation trauma-memory-identity. In fact, Tatiana Țîbuleac and Ruxandra Cesereanu emphasize in their proses how can a social identity be recreated, when everybody feels the terror enforced by the authority. In this case, when you lose everything, you become vulnerable and this feeling causes the alienation, the break. Therefore, in this paper, we will show how the memory reopens the dialogue with the past, more exactly with a traumatic past. We will illustrate also the fact that in the process of remembering the space changes the identitary their attributes.
We often see contradictions in the works of a philosopher, these contradictions also appeared in Lucian Blaga’s epistemological system. This paper seeks to shed light on the cause of their appearance, to prove that they were not merely a mistake or an inconsistency on Blaga’s behalf, but the logical conclusion of the evolution of his epistemological system. A system cloaked in metaphor that was forced in the later stages to shed its poetic guise.
In this article we discuss the avant-garde phenomenon, emphasizing that it promotes thinking without prejudice or limits, in which the writer can explore completely new horizons of creativity. Both Virgil Mazilescu's poems and Nora Iuga's poems (both under the oneiric mantle), illustrate the idea of freedom in terms of poetic thinking and poetry, despite the political and literary context in which they were.
In this paper, I bring into discussion the concepts of Zionism and assimilation, as introduced in Mihail Sebastian’s novel For Two Thousand Years… Some critical points of view regarding these movements will be referred to in order to highlight the novelty of Sebastian’s approach and how he introduced these concepts within his fictional universe.
The main aim of this paper is to present a recent approach to literary text- the geocritical method- both from a descriptive and a polemic point of view, and, at the same time, to determine the applicability of this method and the concepts issued by Betrand Westphal on the Romanian novel describing Bucharest during the Revolution of 1989. Following the routes presented in the novels of two contemporary authors, Mircea Cărtărescu and Bogdan Suceava, I will try to propose a new method of topos analysis in the novel, which could re-evaluate the representation of the spaces caught at the boundary between reality and fiction (in the future).
The aim of this paper is to identify, in Lucian Blaga’s poetry, historical images of several foreign cultures, such as African, Indian and Ancient Greek. Starting from his outline from the Trilogy of Values, we will select poems where few dimensions of these three cultures are depicted. Even though they appear to be far from the Romanian stylistic matrix, key aspects of the historical cultural images compose a unique vision that imprint the structure of Blaga’s imaginary.
The aim of this paper is to offer a representation on how cognitive poetics can be used to analyse Lucian Blaga’s poetry. With the help of digital instruments designed for corpus linguistics, concordances of the term ‘fire’ are identified and classified, giving this cognitive process a material form, together with a hermeneutical perspective. Furthermore, an example of how the similarity in minds’ activity of a group, community, or culture regarding metaphors are englobed in a pattern, can also be remarked in this paper.