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Eros şi Thanatos în jurnalul de război al Arabellei Yarka
Eros and Thanatos in Arabella Yarka’s War Diary

Author(s): Elena Claudia Anca
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: Eros; Thanatos; diary; First World War; feminity

Summary/Abstract: Arabella Yarka was one of the stars of Bucharest during the Belle Époque, an adopted child, raised in a family with an impressive wealth. Her diary, written in French during the First World War, describes the experience of war from a dual perspective: the woman inlove, whose husband is away at the front and the voluntary nurse attending the horrors of war, facing disease and death in hospitals for the wounded. The paper analyzes the discourse of Arabella Yarka diarist by enclosing it into a paradigm of feminin confessive writings during the First World War, by emphasizing her originality and vision on the war, described in terms of two fundamental coordinates: Eros and Thanatos.

  • Issue Year: 12/2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 7-18
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian