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EUGEN SIMION ȘI DILEMELE MORALE ALE CRITICII POST-DECEMBRISTE

December 20, 2023

👤Author

Name: Radu Voinescu
Affiliation: Președintele Secției de Critică și Istorie Literară, filiala București, Uniunea Scriitorilor din România
Contact: radu_voinescu@yahoo.co.uk

📄Article

Citation Recommendation: VOINESCU, Radu, „Eugen Simion și dilemele morale ale criticii post-decembriste”. În: RITL, New Series, XVII, No 1-4, January-December 2023, p. 44-51. doi: 10.59277/ritl.2023.17.05
Titlul: EUGEN SIMION ȘI DILEMELE MORALE ALE CRITICII POST-DECEMBRISTE
Title: EUGEN SIMION AND THE MORAL DILEMMAS OF POST-DECEMBER CRITICISM
Pages: 44-51
Language: Romanian
URL: https://ritl.ro/pdf/2023/5_R_Voinescu.pdf
DOI: 10.59277/ritl.2023.17.05

Abstract: The first two decades that followed the overthrow of the political regime in December 1989 and the transition to the mentality and rules of a new society, a new mode of production were marked, in the area of literary criticism and cultural journalism from us, by a spectacular, dramatic change in the paradigm of interpretations. Aesthetic criteria were replaced by principles of revision, of false or real collaborationism, of the artificial concept of „est-ethics”, of political and ideological orientations, of the authors and not of the work. In this context, Eugen Simion remained consistent with his engagements on the side of aesthetics. What should have been a scientific matter has become, subsequently, a moral one. And the moral for which he campaigned in articles, in his works published during this period was that of objectivity. Without being apolitical, as he has been accused of, the critic has chosen objectivity as the only valid criterion, because, in essence, it meets the aesthetic. Today, more and more it turns out that justice was on his side, as well as other critics who supported, less declaratively, but applying it in their analyses, this principle.

Keywords: apoliticism, east-ethics, critical impressionism, lovinescianism, objectivity, literary revisions.

Bibliography:

Hillis Miller, J., Etica lecturii, Traducere din limba engleză de Ioana și Dinu Luca, Editura ART, București, 2007.

Simion, Eugen, Posteritatea critică a lui E. Lovinescu, Editura Tracus Arte, București, 2017.

Simion, Eugen, Moartea lui Mercuțio, cu un Cuvânt înainte al autorului, Editura Nemira, București, 1993.

Voinescu, Radu, Gherismul (II), în „Hyperion”, Anul 39, Numărul 7-8-9/2021 (327-328-329).

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