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Volume 20 (2019): Issue 2 (December 2019)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2601-7776
First Published
30 Jul 2019
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

Search

17 Articles
Open Access

Poezia visului real

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 2 - 7

Abstract

Abstract

This article aims to review the anthology One Hundred and One Poems that includes a collection of poems and critical quotes selected by Alina Bako, who not only provides an overview of the lyrical universe created by Leonid Dimov, but also the critical tools needed for the specialized or non-specialized reader in order to step into the essence of Dimov’s creation. Thereby, the researcher contributes to the revival of the work of a poet who is still actual and valuable.

Keywords

  • review
  • Leonid Dimov
  • Alina Bako
Open Access

Depoetizarea Epistemologiei Lui Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 8 - 10

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • metaphor
  • knowledge
  • creation
  • unconscious
  • philosophy
Open Access

Pax Magna Sau Despre Simpatia Demon-Creator

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 11 - 16

Abstract

Abstract

One of the most representative theme in the works of Lucian Blaga is knowledge and the way it is reflected in the unconscious. He is known for the different meanings given to this knowledge, proposing a new path for the understanding of everything around us, starting from the inner of human soul to the world genesis. This paper will show this specific process of Blaga, in one poem „Pax Magna”.

Keywords

  • knowledge
  • metaphor
  • genesis
  • God
  • Demon
  • peace
Open Access

Lucian Blaga: Metaforizarea Poeticii Gândiriste

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 17 - 23

Abstract

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show how traditionalist elements are shaped in Lucian Blaga’s poetry. After presenting some theoretical aspects about the literaray magazine Gândirea, the one Blaga collaborated with, we will explain how religious and rural motifs get a metaphysical pattern, in comparison with the way they are used in the traditionalist poems.

Keywords

  • religious symbols
  • rural area
  • tradition
  • modernism
  • metaphysics
Open Access

Liniştea Sau Cufundarea În Sine

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 24 - 27

Abstract

Abstract

This paper is intended as a hermeneutical approach of Lucian Blaga’s Stalactita (The Stalactite) poem. In order to achieve our main goal, that of discovering newer and newer semantic horizons, we will use close reading as a default working tool.

Keywords

  • stalactite
  • communication
  • sacred
  • profane
  • meditation
  • mystery
  • cavern
Open Access

Geocriticism: for an interpretation of the Romanian novel about the Revolution of 1989

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 28 - 35

Abstract

Abstract

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).

Keywords

  • geocriticism
  • place
  • real
  • fictional
  • referentiality
  • polysensoriality
  • multifocalization
Open Access

Topos Dionisiac În Antumele Lui Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 36 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Dionysian topos in Lucian Blaga’s poetry. The zero point of our work is the concept of geocriticism. This study tries to outline the fact that the space in Blaga’s poetry features both Dionysian and Apollonian characteristics. In the center of this dichotomic space stands the symbol of the mountain – a sacred area where a whole cosmogony comes to life, based on the dialectic relationship between ascent and descent.

Keywords

  • Geocriticism
  • Dionysian
  • Apollonian
  • mountain
  • narcissism
Open Access

A Fi Evreu, A Fi Intelectual, A Fi Român Și Dunărean. Sionism Și Asimilare

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 40 - 49

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • Zionism
  • assimilation
  • Jewish
  • Mihail Sebastian
Open Access

Instrumente Ale Poeticii Cognitive: O Aplicaţie Pe Lirica Lui Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 50 - 58

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • cognitive poetics
  • cultural context and pattern
  • fire
  • memory
  • metaphor
Open Access

Imagini Culturale Istorice În Lirica Lui Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 59 - 71

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • cultural morphology
  • African culture
  • Indian culture
  • Ancient Greek culture
  • Lucian Blaga’s poetry
Open Access

Cartografii Ale Memoriei În Proza Ruxandrei Cesereanu Și A Tatianei Țîbuleac

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 72 - 82

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • postcommunism
  • memory
  • trauma
  • identity
  • literature
Open Access

Bestiarul În Opera Lui Lucian Blaga Și A Lui Vasile Voiculescu: Contexte, Decoruri, Simboluri

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 83 - 91

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • animals
  • beasts
  • mythology
  • setting
  • symbols
  • transcendency
  • tradition
Open Access

Aforismele lui Lucian Blaga – relația cu proverbele românești

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 92 - 96

Abstract

Abstract

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

Keywords

  • aphorism
  • proverbs
  • Romanian Literature
  • Blaga
Open Access

Absurditatea Metodelor De Reeducare În Romanul „Luntrea Lui Caron”

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 98 - 108

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • absurdity
  • intelectuality
  • fiction
  • Blaga
  • novel
Open Access

Ipostazele corporalității în poezia blagiană

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 110 - 116

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is o analyze the three hypotheses of corporeality in the Blagian lyrical and to demonstrate that they coagulate around the authentic substance of the ego, which tries to suppress or diminish them from the tax, from limits to becoming one with the spirit of this world. By canceling them, they actually become consistent and participate in the modernist lyrical ceremonial.

Keywords

  • corporeality
  • lyric
  • Blaga
  • ego
  • spirit
Open Access

Elemente Avangardiste În Perioada Postbelică

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 117 - 124

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • poems
  • oneiric
  • Mazilescu
  • Iuga
Open Access

Universuri antagonice în poeziile avangardiste: Geo Bogza și Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 125 - 133

Abstract

Abstract

The work will be based on a comparison, by briefly examining the two poetic visions: Bogzian and Blagian. The aim of the study is to determine both common elements of the creation of the two poets, through which to attest the characteristic aspects of the Romanian and European avant-garde, as well as the features by which they have individualized their works.

Keywords

  • poetic vision
  • avant-garde
  • common elements
  • Blaga
  • Bogza
17 Articles
Open Access

Poezia visului real

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 2 - 7

Abstract

Abstract

This article aims to review the anthology One Hundred and One Poems that includes a collection of poems and critical quotes selected by Alina Bako, who not only provides an overview of the lyrical universe created by Leonid Dimov, but also the critical tools needed for the specialized or non-specialized reader in order to step into the essence of Dimov’s creation. Thereby, the researcher contributes to the revival of the work of a poet who is still actual and valuable.

Keywords

  • review
  • Leonid Dimov
  • Alina Bako
Open Access

Depoetizarea Epistemologiei Lui Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 8 - 10

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • metaphor
  • knowledge
  • creation
  • unconscious
  • philosophy
Open Access

Pax Magna Sau Despre Simpatia Demon-Creator

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 11 - 16

Abstract

Abstract

One of the most representative theme in the works of Lucian Blaga is knowledge and the way it is reflected in the unconscious. He is known for the different meanings given to this knowledge, proposing a new path for the understanding of everything around us, starting from the inner of human soul to the world genesis. This paper will show this specific process of Blaga, in one poem „Pax Magna”.

Keywords

  • knowledge
  • metaphor
  • genesis
  • God
  • Demon
  • peace
Open Access

Lucian Blaga: Metaforizarea Poeticii Gândiriste

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 17 - 23

Abstract

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show how traditionalist elements are shaped in Lucian Blaga’s poetry. After presenting some theoretical aspects about the literaray magazine Gândirea, the one Blaga collaborated with, we will explain how religious and rural motifs get a metaphysical pattern, in comparison with the way they are used in the traditionalist poems.

Keywords

  • religious symbols
  • rural area
  • tradition
  • modernism
  • metaphysics
Open Access

Liniştea Sau Cufundarea În Sine

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 24 - 27

Abstract

Abstract

This paper is intended as a hermeneutical approach of Lucian Blaga’s Stalactita (The Stalactite) poem. In order to achieve our main goal, that of discovering newer and newer semantic horizons, we will use close reading as a default working tool.

Keywords

  • stalactite
  • communication
  • sacred
  • profane
  • meditation
  • mystery
  • cavern
Open Access

Geocriticism: for an interpretation of the Romanian novel about the Revolution of 1989

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 28 - 35

Abstract

Abstract

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).

Keywords

  • geocriticism
  • place
  • real
  • fictional
  • referentiality
  • polysensoriality
  • multifocalization
Open Access

Topos Dionisiac În Antumele Lui Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 36 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Dionysian topos in Lucian Blaga’s poetry. The zero point of our work is the concept of geocriticism. This study tries to outline the fact that the space in Blaga’s poetry features both Dionysian and Apollonian characteristics. In the center of this dichotomic space stands the symbol of the mountain – a sacred area where a whole cosmogony comes to life, based on the dialectic relationship between ascent and descent.

Keywords

  • Geocriticism
  • Dionysian
  • Apollonian
  • mountain
  • narcissism
Open Access

A Fi Evreu, A Fi Intelectual, A Fi Român Și Dunărean. Sionism Și Asimilare

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 40 - 49

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • Zionism
  • assimilation
  • Jewish
  • Mihail Sebastian
Open Access

Instrumente Ale Poeticii Cognitive: O Aplicaţie Pe Lirica Lui Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 50 - 58

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • cognitive poetics
  • cultural context and pattern
  • fire
  • memory
  • metaphor
Open Access

Imagini Culturale Istorice În Lirica Lui Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 59 - 71

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • cultural morphology
  • African culture
  • Indian culture
  • Ancient Greek culture
  • Lucian Blaga’s poetry
Open Access

Cartografii Ale Memoriei În Proza Ruxandrei Cesereanu Și A Tatianei Țîbuleac

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 72 - 82

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • postcommunism
  • memory
  • trauma
  • identity
  • literature
Open Access

Bestiarul În Opera Lui Lucian Blaga Și A Lui Vasile Voiculescu: Contexte, Decoruri, Simboluri

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 83 - 91

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • animals
  • beasts
  • mythology
  • setting
  • symbols
  • transcendency
  • tradition
Open Access

Aforismele lui Lucian Blaga – relația cu proverbele românești

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 92 - 96

Abstract

Abstract

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

Keywords

  • aphorism
  • proverbs
  • Romanian Literature
  • Blaga
Open Access

Absurditatea Metodelor De Reeducare În Romanul „Luntrea Lui Caron”

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 98 - 108

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • absurdity
  • intelectuality
  • fiction
  • Blaga
  • novel
Open Access

Ipostazele corporalității în poezia blagiană

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 110 - 116

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is o analyze the three hypotheses of corporeality in the Blagian lyrical and to demonstrate that they coagulate around the authentic substance of the ego, which tries to suppress or diminish them from the tax, from limits to becoming one with the spirit of this world. By canceling them, they actually become consistent and participate in the modernist lyrical ceremonial.

Keywords

  • corporeality
  • lyric
  • Blaga
  • ego
  • spirit
Open Access

Elemente Avangardiste În Perioada Postbelică

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 117 - 124

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • poems
  • oneiric
  • Mazilescu
  • Iuga
Open Access

Universuri antagonice în poeziile avangardiste: Geo Bogza și Lucian Blaga

Published Online: 18 Apr 2020
Page range: 125 - 133

Abstract

Abstract

The work will be based on a comparison, by briefly examining the two poetic visions: Bogzian and Blagian. The aim of the study is to determine both common elements of the creation of the two poets, through which to attest the characteristic aspects of the Romanian and European avant-garde, as well as the features by which they have individualized their works.

Keywords

  • poetic vision
  • avant-garde
  • common elements
  • Blaga
  • Bogza

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