MIGRATION OF IDEAS: FROM THE ITALIAN FUTURISM TO THE ROMANIAN INTEGRALISM Cover Image

MIGRATION OF IDEAS: FROM THE ITALIAN FUTURISM TO THE ROMANIAN INTEGRALISM
MIGRATION OF IDEAS: FROM THE ITALIAN FUTURISM TO THE ROMANIAN INTEGRALISM

Author(s): Daniela NAGY
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Academiei Forțelor Aeriene „Henri Coandă”
Keywords: futurism; integralism; literary avant-garde; Dadaism; constructivism; surrealism

Summary/Abstract: The current paper aims to illustrate the manner in which the Romanian literature of the Avant-garde managed to find its place in the European literary landscape, after numerous fluctuations between synchronicity with similar European literary movements, marginalization, independent manifestations or architecture of the Art Nouveau. The influence that the Italian futurism had on the Romanian literature of the early twentieth century was not a direct one, but its ideas and spirit migrated toward this fertile literary space in continuous waves, leaving behind original creations and contributing to the birth of a purely Romanian literary movement – the integralism. This literary movement, atypical of Western Europe, represents the only Romanian avant-garde manifestation that managed to melt together futurist, Dadaist, constructivist or surrealist influences, in a creative Romanian synthesis, although it is not a homogenous, unitary movement that occurs artistically and literarily. Futurist reverberations were present in all Romanian publications of the literary avant-garde and they included the telegraphic style, alert pace, abundance of neologisms (especially inspired by technology), whereas futurist manifestos were published almost at the same time with the Italian ones. On this background of melted ideas, Western literary avant-garde movements, occurring before the Central ones, found in the Romanian cultural space both a place for possible convergences and one for discovering the old under the veil of the new.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 263-270
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English