Daniela PREDA, Ciprian Iulian TOROCZKAI
Universitatea “Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Centrul de Cercetări Filologice şi Interculturale. ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Center for Philological and Intercultural Research.
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12 / 2014
Innovation, Classicism and Humanism
This study focuses on one of the most important and latest contributions to the exploration of Albert Camus’s work in Romanian field of culture. In this volume, the studies can be grouped according to the (inter)disciplinary field Camus’s work often approaches: morality and sacred, philosophy and mythology, literature and stylistics. The authors stress that Albert Camus lived and wrote in accordance with moral discipline which, on the one hand, objected to social injustice and human weaknesses, and, on the other hand, defended the human beings and tried to help them while avoiding the notion of the human being as abstract entity. Furthermore, Camus’s “new humanism” is equally humanitarian (owing to the idea of human solidarity against injustice, poverty and death) and humanistic (owing to the superiority of human values: freedom of choice, reason and disinterested love). Albert Camus believed in the “tragic nature of the human being”, which means being good at any cost, hence his triple militant ideology for equality, justice and freedom. At the end of the study, the authors approach a more general conclusion: with no damage to the topicality and the importance of studying Anglo-American language and literature in Romanian, this concern should not turn in cultural monopoly. The Romanian culture’s ties to the Latin vein are incontrovertible and this requires its contextualization depending on its “relatives” – the French, Spanish or Portuguese culture.
Keywords: innovation, classicism, humanism, Albert Camus
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