Acasă Articole RTR Paul Goma. Adameva: Autoproiecţia eului creator (Partea a II-a)

Paul Goma. Adameva: Autoproiecţia eului creator (Partea a II-a)


Paul Goma. Adameva: The Autoprojection of the Creative Self (Part II)

Representing a part of a large study, the text aims to illustrate the metamorphoses of the creative self, bending towards the inner conflict, resolved in the light of awareness. Paul Goma’s excess of sincerity is perceived as a sin, but he assumes the past equally with all its disappointments and achievements. In addition, he develops a whole theory on achrony, on flat time, rebuilding an identity, but having at the same time the function of a reply to the Communist System.

Thus, in the middle of the positive slope, we see the emergence of two parallel lines, visible and with no trace of disbelief, written in gold ink: personal history (personal tragedy) and general history (historical wave of events), the latter tending to destroy the first one by assimilating it without mercy. And perhaps, in the absence of a memory and a vigilant awareness, the disaster would be inevitable, but Paul Goma exercises his (paradigmatic) memory and testifies.

The author is aware that the reference to a particular time and space acknowledges a structure of existence. Thus he revives, by means of remembering and eidetically, the crucial moments of the life. However these are not just the moments of a single life and this fact honors him in the light of this balance of profit and loss: the narrator accounts, in fact, an entire historical period. He moves from I to the others and stays alive, according to Tzvetan Todorov’s happy assertion, not necessarily for the sake of living, but on account of having a support for memory and making it possible to be told.

Keywords: Paul Goma, Adameva, Lăteşti, creative ego, exemplary memory, vigilant conscience, human quality.

  • Cordoş, Sanda. Literatura între revoluţie și reacţiune. Problema crizei în literatura română și rusă a secolului XX. (Literature between revolution and reaction. The problem of the crisis in Romanian and Russian literature of the XXth century). Cluj, Biblioteca Apostrof, 1999, 272 p.
  • Goma, Paul. Adameva (Adameva). Prefaţă de Liviu Antonesei, Ce ne-am face fără Goma? Exerciţiu de admiraţie în chip de prefaţă la Adameva I. (Foreword by Liviu Antonesei, What would we do without Goma? Exercise of admiration in lieu of foreword to Adameva I). Iași, Casa de presă și Editură ‹‹Loreley››, 1995,  470 p.
  • Goma, Paul. Adameva (Adameva). Bucureşti, Curtea Veche Publishing, 2008, 198p.
  • Goma, Paul. Bonifacia (Bonifacia). București, Editura Anamarol, 2006, 263 p.
  • Podoabă, Virgil. Fenomenologia punctului de plecare. (Phenomenology of the starting point). Braşov, Editura Universităţii ,,Transilvania”, 2008, 204 p.
  • Podoabă, Virgil. Punctul critic. Pagini despre și de confessoliteratură. Studii și mărturii. (The critical point. Pages on confessional writing. Studies and testimonials). Pitești, Paralela 45, 2007, 330 p.
  • Soljeniţîn, Alexandr. Arhipelagul Gulag. I. (The Gulag Archipelago). Traducere, note și tabel cronologic de Nicolae Iliescu, Postfaţă de Alexandru Paleologu, București, Univers, 1997, 487 p.
  • Tismăneanu, Vladimir. Arheologia terorii (Archaeology of terror). Ediţia a II-a, revăzută și adăugită, București, Allfa, 1996, 288 p.
  • Totodorov, Tzvetan. Confruntarea cu extrema. Victime şi torţionari în secolul XX. (Facing the extreme: Victims and perpetrators in the XXth century). Traducere din franceză de Traian Nica, Bucureşti, Humanitas, 1996, 302 p.
  • Verdery, Katherine. Compromis şi rezistenţă. Cultura română sub Ceauşescu. (Compromise and resistance. Romanian Culture under Ceausescu). Traducere de Mona Antohi şi Sorin Antohi, Bucureşti, Humanitas, 1994, 384 p.
  • Weininger, Otto. Sex și caracter. Eseuri de ieri şi de azi. (Gender and Character. Essays of yesterday and today). Traducere de Mioara Mocanu, Iași, Institutul European, 2009, 323 p.