Legends of the Inner Frontier Consciousness in the Romanian Literature of the post-Stalinist era: 1960-1989 Cover Image

Legends of the Inner Frontier Consciousness in the Romanian Literature of the post-Stalinist era: 1960-1989
Legends of the Inner Frontier Consciousness in the Romanian Literature of the post-Stalinist era: 1960-1989

Author(s): Caius Dobrescu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Romanian literature; Communism; Cultural Adaptationism; Intra-personal Relationships; Auto-negotiation; Intra-negotiation; Matricial Intuitionism.

Summary/Abstract: The paper is an attempt at emphasizing the inner-conscious, intra-subjective dimension of the mental and rhetorical construction of the Limit. That is why we have focused on the negotiation that takes place on the inner stage of the self (self-negotiation). At the same time, our method could be described as taxonomic or matricial intuition. It implies a supra-perspective on different perspectives that may be adopted on a given theme. In the present case, our goal is to capture the spirit the various policies of the representation of the Limit, but also to keep them in mind in a state of simultaneity. We mean to convey a sense of their co-occurrence and concomitance. Actually, this method is about mapping the network of the possible: what is the bundle of conceivable symbolic strategies of representing the Limit under the socio-cultural conditions of Communist Romania and to what extent are they distinguishable in the practice of literature? What we will provide is a descriptive matrix of model-attitudes towards the Limit (or of ways of transmuting the concept of the Limit – i.e. social interdiction – into an emotional and imaginative experience with an impact on the processes of self-understanding and self-construction).

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 165-182
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English