The review for Literary History and Theory

PROIECȚII (INTER) TEXTUALE ÎN OPERA LUI MIRCEA ELIADE

December 15, 2007

👤Author

Name: Grațiela Benga

📄Article

Citation Recommendation: BENGA, Grațiela. „Proiecții (inter) textuale în opera lui Mircea Eliade”. In: RITL, New Series, XLIV, No. 1-4, January-December 2007, p. 11-29
Titlul: PROIECȚII (INTER) TEXTUALE ÎN OPERA LUI MIRCEA ELIADE
Title: (INTER)TEXTUAL PROJECTIONS IN MIRCEA ELIAD’S WORK
Pages: 11-29
Language: Romanian
URL: https://ritl.ro/pdf/2007/2_G_Benga.pdf

Abstract: The text is focused on some of the deep connections between fiction and journalism in Mircea Eliade’s work. We were interested both in Eliade’s literature (written after the World War II) and in the articles he published in magazines during his French and American exile. This face-to-face approach revealed an elementary parallelism, consisting of some common aspects: flexible sketches (like the terror of history), actions (the creation, the flight from reality / history), agents (the scholar, the victim, the tyrant etc.), frames (the labyrinth, the Centre and periphery). After decoding the way in which all these elements evolve in Mircea Eliade’s work, it is easy to notice the Balkan complex that has fertilized two important directions: the denial of history and the denunciation of the great cultures’ limits. While the articles give us the axiom, Eliade’s fiction tends to be demonstrative. Even if the textual rhetoric is different, Mircea Eliade’s work shows us that both fiction and journalism define a therapeutic strategy. On the one hand, the Romania writer tries to escape from the tremendous history, on the other hand, he suggests a possible therapy for the others. When talking about Mircea Eliade’s work, a winding process of interpretation would confirm and enrich the meaning deciphered before. In our opinion, this is the way that may bring us closer to intentio operis.

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