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ASPECTS DU MYTHE DU POUVOIR DANS LE ROMAN «PRINCEPELE» D’EUGEN BARBU

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Author(s): Andreea-Olivia Matei

Journal: Language and Literature : European Landmarks of Identity
ISSN 1843-1577

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2011;
Start page: 255;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: myth | prose | Communism

ABSTRACT
The study of political myths in the Communist period helps us to understand the evolution of society, find a deeper sense of social life, and express our dissatisfaction with omnipotent bureaucracy. If there should be a replay of the mythological historical novel, one could notice that the time of historical novels is that of factual history, but also the time of customs foreign to contemporary uses and the time of the trans-historical myths. The myth and the historical fiction have a relationship of kinship. The myth transforms the reality, according to its own logic, and wants to find an essential truth in every human act. Under the force of myths, the historical novel is transformed; it becomes an allegory or parable with philosophical connotations. The History then becomes a practical and effective mean of addressing contemporary questions, especially in novels such as “Groapa”, “Princepele”, “Săptămâna nebunilor” (Eugen Barbu), “Calpuzanii” (Silviu Angelescu), “Prinţul Ghica” (Dana Dumitriu).
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