THE BAROQUE AVATARS OF A TRAGIC MYTH : OEDIPUS  SAVED  by  RADU  STANCA Cover Image
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THE BAROQUE AVATARS OF A TRAGIC MYTH : OEDIPUS SAVED by RADU STANCA
THE BAROQUE AVATARS OF A TRAGIC MYTH : OEDIPUS SAVED by RADU STANCA

Author(s): Constanţa Niţă
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: Stylistic irreducibility; stylemmae; Oedipus complex; reiterated hybris; oxymoronic contradictions; inner dualism; option for freedom; mythical intertext; the baroque duplicity; symmetry technique.

Summary/Abstract: If within the Greek mythos, Oedipus is the embodiment of the perfect victim, by being the author of a reiterated hybris through parricide and incest, for Radu Stanca he becomes a baroque character of whose soul is a “mixtum compositum”, full of oxymoronic contradictions, oscillating between defiance and invocation of the gods. We believe that within this very inner dualism of oscillation between the contraries (coincidentia oppositorum), we found the key to his option for freedom.

  • Issue Year: 19/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 148-155
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English