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Radu Petrescu and the Textualist Condition
Radu Petrescu and the Textualist Condition

Author(s): Oana Codarcea
Subject(s): Romanian Literature
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Radu Petrescu; persuasion; textualism; resumption; repetition;
Summary/Abstract: A form of persuasion in literary discourse is the resumption and the repetition, subduing the text to some changes, especially if the phenomenon is a registered trademark of the writer’s style. A part of Radu Petrescu’ prose is based on analogy, repetition, transfer, since fictions develop identical themes, since the texts bear the reproduction, sometimes even within the same fiction, and since some characters travel from one script to another. The justification of this circularity, which can be seen as a repetition unless it is loaded with any derogatory sense, is based on the fate of literature, that although forwards in space and time, however, it is doomed to cyclicality. Treating the necessary number of repetitions in music and in fact, Rimmon-Kenan Shlomith determines that it should not exceed twice, otherwise it would not be perceived as a scheme after which the individual works constructively, but it would have a neurotic effect. The project undertaken by Radu Petrescu in terms of mirror writings seems to follow the above outline. Exemplifying recursion within the same text, Ce se vede, it should be noted that the writing is subjected to changes at both language and narrative, because the narrative voices succeed, introducing changes in the scheme. This paper aims to analyze the forms of resumed discourse in fictional writings such as Sinuciderea din Grădina Botanică, O singură vârstă, În Efes, but we will linger on the journal appeared in the volume Proze and later included in Ocheanul întors and also on Părul Berenicei, which includes some excerpts from Matei Iliescu in order to decrypt the message.

  • Page Range: 125-133
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English