Daniela Andreea PETCU
Universitatea din București, Facultatea de Litere
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1 / 2018
Paternal figure’s images in Claudiu Komartin, Dmitri Miticov and Diana Geacăr’s poems
A spectre of authority, an embodiment of the violence or a spirit whose evanescence leads to irrecoverable traumas, the father’s figure appears frequently enough in Romanian contemporary poetry. Komartin brings his ‘old man’ on the scene, inside a vortex of vibrant images, while Miticov locates his father’s figure outside the text, as a beholder of the show who is also observed. In other words, Miticov’s poetic discourse flows on the background of his father’s dissapearance, while Komartin’s poetry is happening ‘right here, right now’. Diana Geacăr’s oscillation between a child’s hypostasis and an adult’s one generates an apparently impersonal tone which is trying to absorbe the authority’s characteristics. All in all, this essay analyzes certain discourses built around the father’s figure, in order to observe if there exists a current mechanism of the autobiographic poem functioning as a performance.
Keywords: contemporary Romanian poetry, performance, authority, paternal figure, beholder, actor.