Universitatea „Transilvania“ din Braşov, Facultatea de Litere „Transylvania“ University of Braşov, Faculty of Letters
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6-7 / 2011
Writers and totalitarian power.
Clues in autobiographical and fictionary works
This paper comprises a succession of five case studies on autobiographical or fictional novels. Our purpose was to analyze the relationships established between the writers and political power in the totalitarian regimes.
We were interested in how much of their writing was assumed by the authors, when and to what extend did they have the courage to express what they were thinkng and how (ouvertly or allegorically) did they manage to express it. At the same time, we were debating whether their literature represents a way of standing for their beliefs or it is just a polite way of assuming compromises.
Keywords: power, engaged literature, assumed writing, censorship, metafiction, manipulation, compromise, legitimation, multidiscours.
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