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A STYLISTICS OF EXILED LIVES
A STYLISTICS OF EXILED LIVES

Author(s): Roxana Patras
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Philology, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: exile; form of life; critical imagination; imaginativeness; para-biography; forma vitae; lieux de mémoire;

Summary/Abstract: A Stylistics of Exiled Lives. The article explores the correspondence between the particular stylistics of exiled lives (specific ways, manners, and forms of living developed during exile) and a specific critical method (para-biography). While all exiles can be perceived as people with underachieved destinies - exile is, in this case, comparable to premature death, lost works, imperfect style, sterility, etc. - the biographer who endeavors to “capture” the ways of the exiled should rely on a critical faculty fit to such uncompletedness, yet a faculty mostly uncommon to his own lot: imaginativeness or critical imagination. Such correspondence between the unique situation and the para-biography of the exiled has been suggested by Ilina Gregori’s books on three personalities (Mihai Eminescu, Emil Cioran and Matila Ghyka) who turned their own experience of exile into particular expressions.

  • Issue Year: 64/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 265-271
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English