CORPS FANTASME ET SOCIETE DANS LA METAMORPHOSE DE FRANZ KAFKA

Raluca Bălăiță

admin 11 Dec 2017

The Metamorphosis provides one the most disconcerting examples of Franz Kafka’s vision of the human existence. For Kafka, the human condition is absurd and man fully feels the existential misfortune in the labyrinth of a reality that escapes him. Kafka’s work had a major influence on the twentieth century’s literature, notably on the theater of the fifties, by the alienating view that makes beings strange and alien to themselves, separated from their essence, and in constant search for the meaning of existence. This alienating vision of the individual that wanders aimlessly in an incoherent, labyrinthine, and meaningless world can also be found in the theater of Eugene Ionesco. Indeed, Ionesco compared his conception of the absurd to that of Kafka: “It is the absurd that people are separated from their roots, that they are desperate as they seek their profound reality in the characters of Kafka.” (Claude Bonnefoy, Entre la vie et le rêve Entretien avec Ionesco).

THE BEYONDNESS OF IDENTITY IN SYLVIA PLATH’S POEMS

CIOBANU ELENA

admin 17 Oct 2011
This paper investigates the discursive ways in which Sylvia Plath’s artistic identity is constructed in some of her most representative poems. Our analysis focuses on the difficult relationship this poetic “I” establishes with the otherness of language and with the elusive “something else” beyond language that is only felt and never defined sufficiently. Leon Wieseltier’s ideas on identity constitute a theoretical basis for the demonstration that Plath’s “I” becomes a signifier/axe that alienates/splits the subject not only from the words themselves, but also from what is, but cannot be spoken