Communication, Non-Communication, and Their Integration

The term ‘communication’ becomes meaningless if we cannot distinguish communication from what is not communication or if the notion of ‘information transfer’ is undifferentiated. The situation is complicated by the fact that some phenomena can be viewed as ‘communicational’ in some respects but not in others. A further complication is

Obsessive Contradictions in ”PăDurea SpâNzurațIlor”

In this article I intend to treat the problem of contradictions on which the main character from the novel Pădurea spânzuraților, Apostol Bologa, develops. I also took into consideration the trigger of all these antonymic attitudes, the light, treating the element both in terms of literary approach as well as

Death Obsession in Anton Holban’s Novels

Love, death, jealousy, detailed psychological analysis of innerself, intimacy study, music, the sea, the exacerbated pride of the protagonist, superiority or inferiority complex, the lucidity with which he examines the experiences are central themes of Anton Holban’s works. Some of them are uniquely developed in an obsessive manner in each

The values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts

Starting from the books Critères esthétiques et jugement de gout of Yves Michaud and The Transfiguration of the Commonplace of Arthur Danto, the aim of the present article is to underline the influence of the values which are specific to Antiquity over modern and contemporary art and over literature which, in time, has proven

When Apologies Are Not Sincere Apologies

In politics, as in everyday life, apologizing is a frequent act sharing the same meaning in both contexts. However, if we look closer, we will see that in politics the act of apologizing acquired the status of an art and sometimes a deeper and/or subsidiary significance. Though, there are situations

The Creation of the Romanian Literary Language Theoretized by Gheorghe Asachi

The principal objective of this paper is to investigate the question of the Romanian literary language creation as it was viewed by Gheorghe Asachi at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Since the writer remained known more as a poet by the public, our purpose is to focus on the

The Play of Incarnation as Artistic Creation in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

The aim of this essay is to unveil the interconnection between various instances of incarnation expressed in Allen Ginsberg’s seminal twentieth century poem “Howl”. The Beat author seemingly plays with the theological notion of Incarnation and uses it as main analogy for the spiritual embodiment of his poetic/linguistic creation –

Aspects of Spanish Paremiology

Each community has its own paremiological treasure. Considered “true gems of thought” by the Romanian writer Mihai Eminescu (1989: 8), proverbs represent a product of folklore, but also a speech act (Danilov, 1995: 9), so, in other words, proverbs are the exponential potential of a certain language and of a