PARODY, DEMITIZATION AND INTERTEXTUALITY IN PETRU CIMPOEŞU’S NOVEL CHRISTINA DOMESTICA ŞI VÂNĂTORII DE SUFLETE (DOMESTIC CHRISTINE AND THE SOUL HUNTERS)


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One of the distinctive signs of Postmodernist literature is the permanent effort of (de)constructing the text in such a way to please the reader’s great expectations, to manipulate him and, in some cases, even to mock at him. Yet, this goal is difficult to achieve and, thus, Postmodernist writers are frequently forced to reinterpret tradition, to deconstruct patterns of the literary tradition and to use all kinds of narrative strategies to seduce their readers.

In this context, the present paper aims at analysing some important strategies and techniques (such as parody, intertextuality, de-construction) used by Petru Cimpoeşu in his well-known novel Domestic Christine and the Soul Hunters. At the same time, the way in which he assimilates tradition and uses it to give new meanings to his text will be an important aspect to be dealt with. The whole text proves an original author who controls the necessary instruments of postmodernist fiction. From this point of view, Petru Cimpoeşu turns out to be the best Romanian contemporary novelist.

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