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Barocul Ţiganiadei
The Baroque of Ţiganiada

Author(s): Gabriel Mihăilescu
Subject(s): Romanian Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Țiganiada; Ion Budai-Deleanu; Baroque; hypertextuality; multipolarity; illusion, „world upside down”;

Summary/Abstract: In the present study we set to prove with new arguments that Țiganiada (1812), Ion Budai-Deleanu’s masterpiece, belongs to the European Baroque themes and structures. In this regard I analyzed the structures of duality and multipolarity; those of hypertextuality (in the meaning assigned by G. Gennette), as a triumph of factitious over the nature; those of rhetoric ostentation; the themes of the „world upside down”, of illusion and self-deception. From this point of view, the author’s Enlightenment ideas – which focused so far literary historians’ attention – are nothing but the surface coating of a deeply deluding Baroque work.

  • Issue Year: LXV/2016
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 61-71
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian