Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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The Fascination of the Material: Cioran and the Poetic Labor of Emotion-Matter
Abstract: This article aims to identify the various mechanisms used by the Romanian-born French writer Cioran (1911-1995) in his works and notebooks, with regard to the ways of conveying emotion into words. Starting from the theories of Michel Collot, Gaston Bachelard, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, we will attempt to identify the main coordinates of Cioranian thought who tries to replicate in a poetic and fragmentary writing (hence the similarities to haikus) the different strata of the perceived reality, often engaging in a real exercise of material imagination on elements such as wood, water, fire ou stone. Keywords: material-emotion, image, haiku, Cioran, Roger Caillois.
Citation suggestion: Baron, Dumitra. “Fascination du matériel. Cioran et le travail poétique de la matière-émotion” Transilvania, no. 9 (2022): 48-53. https://doi.org/10.51391/trva.2022.09.06.