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Dissemination of the Archetypal Field of Don Quixote in Camil Petrescu’s Work

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Abstract:

The study explores the incidence of Don Quixote-archetypal behavior upon the characters of the novels written by the great Romanian inter-war writer Camil Petrescu. The research is conceptually driven type. Recognizable elements of a concept are searched and identified in the fictional pulp and a volatile field is conceptually electrified. The starting premise is that all myths and traditional stories of the world literature embrace widespread and perpetual topics; they break through in all major artistic works. Basically, some of the defining characteristics of Don Quixote are identified in the conduct of Camil Petrescu’s epic heroes: the ideal led to the end; illusory quest for truth, beauty and goodness; self-query; courage despite the unavoidable risk; delight in being defeated, etc. These similarities are supported by examples and arguments.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 21)
Pages:
78-83
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.21.78
Citation:
O. Arhip and C. Arhip, "Dissemination of the Archetypal Field of Don Quixote in Camil Petrescu’s Work", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 21, pp. 78-83, 2014
Online since:
Feb 2014
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