The Obsession of the Return to the Originary in the Poetry of Lucian Blaga Cover Image

Obsesia întoarcerii la originar în lirica blagiană
The Obsession of the Return to the Originary in the Poetry of Lucian Blaga

Author(s): Ovidiu Ivancu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: myth; magical thinking; legend; Lucian Blaga

Summary/Abstract: The philosophy of Lucian Blaga, analysed in an organic relation to its poetry, is seen in the present paper as a never-ending search for the Initial. The access ways, the preparation of Man for the ultimate knowledge, the primary matrix, all these are mirrored in the poetry of Blaga. The studied texts (90 in number) are taken from all Blaga’s volumes, and we analysed especially those syntagmas and ideas directly related to the perception of the Initial. Having as arguments the myth and the magical thinking debated by Blaga in his Trilogy of Values, we shall define the Initial as primary DNA of humanity, tangible only by giving up those attributes of the contemporary civilisation which impose reason to the regions known only by using as measures the seeming Nonsense and the Instinct. The primary silence, the return to the myth become highly necessary in the context of returning to the Beginning, the poetry of Lucian Blaga promoting, in this way, the refuge in the legend and text.

  • Issue Year: 14/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-78
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian