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Cronotopuri malefice în opera lui Ion Creangă
Evil Chronotopes Ion Creanga’s work

Author(s): Olesea Gîrlea, Anatolie Gavrilov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Romanian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Institutul de Filologie Română „Bogdan Petriceicu-Hasdeu”
Keywords: chronotope; collective unconscious; evil space; initiation; becoming;

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the notions of structural elements of the chronotope developed by M. Bakhtin and applied in the stories of the Romanian writer Ion Creanga from the perspective of the imaginary, namely: challenge, chance, nature, landscape, heroes' pilgrimage, road, threshold. Overpassing evil places such as the forest, places haunted by devils, the pond, the pub are clues in the rounding of the character. The idea of good and evil spaces is strongly anchored in the collective unconscious according to the principle of splitting and differentiation between opposites. The evil spaces in Ion Creanga's stories are places of voluntary or involuntary challenge in which the initiation and rounding of the characters takes place.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 38-49
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Romanian