(Română) LA VIE PRIVÉE DE MICHEL TOURNIER À TRAVERS SES ROMANS

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Michel Tournier is a well-known novelist and he is famous for his originality and his depth in his romantic creation. From his first novel, Friday or the Limbs of the Pacific up to his last one Eléazar or the Source and the Bush, he presents a very interesting adventure both inFrance and all over the world. He was a person (maybe the only one) who knew how to transform an unexpected failure in the aggregation of philosophy into a literary success. The romantic work of Tournier amounts in three dimensions which have direct relation with his own life. The first …


“THE LIFE OF HUGH O’NEILL CAN BE TOLD IN MANY WAYS”: THE POLITICS OF INTERTEXTUALITY IN THOMAS KILROY’S THE O’NEILL AND BRIAN FRIEL’S MAKING HISTORY

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The historical persona of Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone, who led the last Gaelic rebellion against the Tudor re-conquest of Ireland, has accrued contradictory meanings from the late 16th-century onwards. Vilified in Anglo-Irish chronicles as traitor and rebel, he was construed as a mythic hero by the nationalist discourse. Given the persistence of this ambiguity in colonial writings, contemporary Irish playwrights attempt to dismantle traditional representations of the Ulster chieftain, re-constructing him in accordance to a post-colonial agenda. Both Thomas Kilroy’s The O’Neill and Brian Friel’s Making History employ intertextuality in order to question the mechanics of historical definition through which previous texts like …


WHY CAN’T SHREWS BEHAVE, OR KISS ME, KATE REVIVED

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The endurance of Shakespeare’s popularity with both high-brow and low-brow twentieth and twenty-first century audiences has been consistently confirmed by the impressive number of spectators that more or less faithful adaptations of the Bard’s plays have managed to bring to cinema and theatre halls. By mid-twentieth century, The Taming of the Shrew was successfully adapted for the Broadway stage by Cole Porter as Kiss Me, Kate, a musical which combined, in an interesting meta-theatrical structure, the Shakespearean heritage with ‘hot’ topics that the American society showed interest in at the time when the play was first produced (1948). The present paper aims at …


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

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

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 …