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A Maze of Mazes

Publication: Philologica Jassyensia, IX (1), p. 145-153
Publisher:Institutul de Filologie Română „A. Philippide”
Abstract:The novelette Pe strada Mântuleasa (‘The Old Man and the Bureaucrats’) reveals itself, from the first lecture, as a labyrinth of labyrinths: mythic, narrative, spatial and temporal, linguistic and so on; re-reading it does not diminish the number of labyrinths, but provokes the readers to discover new ones or to create their own labyrinth in which they could stay captive or set themselves free according to their capacity to escape from the meaning and the magic of the text or to go deeper into it, to let themselves be lured by it, grasping as much as they can of “the knots and signs” of Mircea Eliade’s text.
The paper entitled A Maze of Mazes aims at identifying different types of labyrinth in the novelette Pe strada Mântuleasa (‘The Old Man and the Bureaucrats’), emphasizing the fact that it really represents “the most complex of Eliade’s narrative texts”, as Eugen Simion stated.
Key words:itinerary, labyrinth, maze, mythic, narrative, symbol
Language: English

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