INITIATION THROUGH DREAMS AND PLAY: MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU VS. LEWIS CARROLL Cover Image

INITIATION THROUGH DREAMS AND PLAY: MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU VS. LEWIS CARROLL
INITIATION THROUGH DREAMS AND PLAY: MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU VS. LEWIS CARROLL

Author(s): Andreea-Maria Sâncelean
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Arhipelag XXI
Keywords: initiation; dreams; play; doubles; childhood; reality

Summary/Abstract: Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu's prose is characterized by a strong romantic core that is moulded through postmodern techniques and enriched by surrealist elements in order to create worlds dominated by dreams and imagination. Added to these, there can be identified certain mechanisms and motifs specific to the two worlds created by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, on which the present paper focuses. Thus, we will analyse Cărtărescu's novel Travesti (1994) and the short story REM from the volume Visul (1989), comparing them to the two Alice books and focusing on identifying similar mechanisms like the power of dreams and play, the one of language etc., and motifs like the one of doubles/ couples, of the mirror, of childhood etc

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 735-743
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian