The Rise of the Moldavian-Vlach People and the Foundation of the Moldavian Principality in the Lyrical Drama The Star of the Bison by Valeriu Anania Cover Image

Etnogeneza moldo-vlahilor şi întemeierea voievodatului Moldovei în poemul dramatic Steaua zimbrului de Valeriu Anania
The Rise of the Moldavian-Vlach People and the Foundation of the Moldavian Principality in the Lyrical Drama The Star of the Bison by Valeriu Anania

Author(s): Lucian Vasile Bâgiu
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Editura Alfa
Keywords: bison; history; legend; Moldavia; myth

Summary/Abstract: In Steaua zimbrului (The Star of the Bison) (1971) one notices the extremely hazardous ambition to explain both the modality of the configuration of a myth (read of the legend) reconfiguration of the data of the historical fact and the reasonable mechanisms which determined the demythologizing of another fairy-tale and its introduction into the extreme data (delimited and limitative) of the historical fact. To integrate both the rational and the irrational into a historical reality in a dramatic poem, in spite of the many inclinations towards myth, and especially to challenge the artistic expression of two totally opposed processes, birth and the suppression of “the germinal metaphor”, represents an excessive task, the author betraying himself with his own instruments.

  • Issue Year: V/2009
  • Issue No: 2 (10)
  • Page Range: 7-20
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian