BETWEEN GRAND DREAMS AND BIG FAILURE. THE ANTI-HERO IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

As the opposite of the traditional chief character of a novel, the anti-hero or the ‘non-hero’ does not commonly possess the positive features that are expected from a fictional protagonist. Unlike heroes, anti-heroes do not represent the epitome of a community’s grand ideals, aspirations or goals, nor do their lives evoke strength, bravery, resourcefulness or nobility of mind and character. Caught in a net of flaws, weaknesses, fears, imperfect features (sometimes reaching caricatural tones), unlucky situations, personal delusions, impossible ideals, inadequacies, inferior features, unconventional acts, or downright failures, the anti-heroes discussed in this paper resonate with the ideology of the …


ASPECTS OF THE INTERIOR EXILE IN ALICE VOINESCU’S JOURNAL

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The paper intends to analyse the interior exile existing in Alice Voinescu’s work seen as form of spiritual survival in a tormented world (the period after the Second World War and that of the communist dictatorship). The phenomenon of interior exile deals with subversive writing, an argument of such way of expressing being her Journal that covers the history of 32 years. Alice Voinescu’s work is a sign decoded at different levels of interpretation: political ideas, social involvement, cultural contribution (her radio conferences and interdisciplinary writing), literary studies and so forth. Her idea of “liberation” unfolds the entire Journal and …