Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
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The Winning Formula: Conventions and Stereotypes of the Hajduk Novel in Mina haiduceasa. Fata codrilor by George Baronzi
Abstract: The article aims to identify some of the peculiarities of the XIXth century outlaw novel in relation to the conventions and the stereotypes of the adventure novel, focusing on George Baronzi’s novel, Mina the Outlaw. The Girl of the Forests, an agreeable novel in spite of several narrative clumsiness. The novelty comes from the fact that the novel proposes a female character in the role of the hero, somehow accumulating the conventions and some narrative invariants specific to the outlaw novel, but also to the sentimental novel, the plot having as a starting point a love story. The novel is, therefore, chracterized by a certain naivity specific to the subgenre and to the literary period to which it belongs, but the author cannot be blamed for the lack of a certain sense of suspense and proliferation of adventures, by moving from one conflict to another, by changing the setting of the action thus activating its narrative potential.
Keywords: genre theory, 19th century literature, Romanian literature, Romanian novel, novel subgenres, George Baronzi, adventure.
Citation suggestion: Varga, Dragoș. “The Winning Formula. Convenții și stereotipuri ale romanului haiducesc în Mina haiduceasa. Fata codrilor de George Baronzi.” Transilvania, no. 11-12 (2021): 49-52.