Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte
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11 / 2018
Geocriticism: For an Interpretation of the Romanian Novel About the Revolution of 1989
The main aim of this paper is to present a recent approach to literary text – the geocritical method – both from a descriptive and a polemic point of view, and, at the same time, to determine the applicability of this method and the concepts issued by Betrand Westphal on the Romanian novel describing Bucharest during the Revolution of 1989. Following the routes presented in the novels of two contemporary authors, Mircea Cărtărescu and Bogdan Suceavă, I will try to propose a new method of topos analysis in the novel, which could re-evaluate the representation of the spaces caught at the boundary between reality and fiction (in the future).
Keywords: real vs. fictional, referentiality, geocriticism, polysensoriality, multifocalization.