According to most critics, it is possible to recognize in A.E. Baconsky’s prose work, Echinoxul nebunilor şi alte povestiri, an initiatic aspect, mirrored in the very structure of the ten short stories comprising the volume. Our hermeneutical excursus aims to show the elements referable to rite – in particular, to man’s reintegration with Mythical Time and to the reconciliation of being with the great cosmic cycles, to which Mircea Eliade paid much attention. The author adopts and re-elaborates these myths, embedding them, more or less explicitly, in the narrative plot. This is the case of the Zalmoxis, Orestes, Icarus and Ulysses myths – finely recalled by Baconsky in his references to sirens and to the Cyclops Polyphemus. Our study of the revival of myth within Baconsky’s short stories is accompanied by an accurate analysis of Baconskyan imagery that, on the basis of the researches led by Gaston Bachelard, Gilbert Durand and Jean Libis, reveals itself particularly fertile as regards the aerial element and, above all, the watery one.

Réélaboration du mythe dans la prose initiatique de A.E. Baconsky, Echinoxul nebunilor şi alte povestiri

De Salazar Danilo
2014

Abstract

According to most critics, it is possible to recognize in A.E. Baconsky’s prose work, Echinoxul nebunilor şi alte povestiri, an initiatic aspect, mirrored in the very structure of the ten short stories comprising the volume. Our hermeneutical excursus aims to show the elements referable to rite – in particular, to man’s reintegration with Mythical Time and to the reconciliation of being with the great cosmic cycles, to which Mircea Eliade paid much attention. The author adopts and re-elaborates these myths, embedding them, more or less explicitly, in the narrative plot. This is the case of the Zalmoxis, Orestes, Icarus and Ulysses myths – finely recalled by Baconsky in his references to sirens and to the Cyclops Polyphemus. Our study of the revival of myth within Baconsky’s short stories is accompanied by an accurate analysis of Baconskyan imagery that, on the basis of the researches led by Gaston Bachelard, Gilbert Durand and Jean Libis, reveals itself particularly fertile as regards the aerial element and, above all, the watery one.
A.E. Baconsky, Myth, Rite, Initiatic Prose, Water, Sea, Wind
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