George Florian NEAGOE
Universitatea din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Litere University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters
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5 / 2011
This paper aims to analyze Lucian Blaga’s novel “Luntrea lui Caron” (“Charon’s Boat”), from two points of view. The first one is related to the book’s documentary dimension. There are many facts that the main character, Axente Creangă, borrows from the author’s real life. The other refers to the fictionized autobiography, which the writer builds around himself, attempting to make a “pro domo sua” pleading. The events are interpreted in a mythical key. Blaga’s alter ego describes his problems between with the new communist authorities (1944-1950). Excluded from the University, shadowed by the politic policy, the oppressed intellectual becomes unable to compose a poem. Only when he rediscovers his erotic dimension, the protagonist passes beyond the crisis, as if terror has not the power to vanquish love.
Keywords: Lucian Blaga, “Luntrea lui Caron” (“Charon’s Boat”), document, fictionized autobiography, mythical interpretation, communism.
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