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Despre crustacei şi oameni
On Crustaceans and People

Author(s): Alina Bako
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: novel; fear; political; dystopian; fictional character

Summary/Abstract: „The novel "Cancer" written by Alexandru Ivasiuc proposes a dystopian world devoid of certainty, and at a time of absolute fear. The human being is destroyed, the standardization causing an irreversible process through the lucid characters will strip down the "magical" coat, to enroll in a new mechanistic order. The feeling that dominates the narrative text is fear, one pushed up through the illogical events and their diabolical chaining. Michel Foucault analysis of fear, the supervision and punishment, and this mechanisms can be found by following the thread of this epic novel. Essayistic speech, of the Ivasiuc novels, contributing thus to a double interpretation of the text, and provides the ability to cause an expansion of pathways analysis. The specter of political regime, the supervision and the continuous flee, generates the force of the novel. Having multiple critical analysis, "Cancer" contains an insufficiently exploited potential, in the mode of representation of the social and political system. This paper aims to explore two fundamental directions:-the one that is built for the introduction of indexes on the arguments about the political system and the other that innovates by observing the narrative rhythm and movement stalled in reverse.

  • Issue Year: 16/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 291-300
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian