TECHNICAL (DIS)PLAY IN MALCOLM BRADBURY’S WORK

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Malcolm Bradbury’s texts, be they works of fiction or critical works, develop under the permanent sign of games. Linguistic games, structural games, metafictional exploitations or devices within the sphere of parody, irony or sarcasm pervade his writings whose main purpose seems to be that of giving pleasure. A unique entertainer, Malcolm Bradbury made of his ludic manner of handling his writer’s quill a second nature.


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 …