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978-0-7618-6935-1 • Hardback • May 2017 • $70.00 • (£54.00)
978-0-7618-6936-8 • eBook • May 2017 • $66.50 • (£51.00)
Professor Ilie Gyurcsik worked for the West University of Timisoara, Romania between 1967-1980 as a professor of Russian Literature. From 1992 until he retired, he taught Comparative Literature, Semiotics, and Hermeneutics for the Department of Romanian and Comparative Literature of the West University of Timisoara. His life time effort built a strong tradition in Comparative Literature for the West University of Timisoara.
Chapter 1: The “Author” As Player and Master of the Game: Dostoyevsky
Chapter 2: Unweaving the Textual Costume: Thomas Mann
Chapter 3: The Mantle of the Reading and the Reading of the Mantle: Proust
Chapter 4: The Fringe of the Harlequin’s Mantle: Joyce
Chapter 5: The Trial of the Letter and the Letter of the Trial: Kafka
Chapter 6: The (Un)Mytho-Historiographic Mantle: Faulkner
Chapter 7: The Mantle Of The Mega(Un)Syllogism: Cioran
Author, Mantle, Toys
A reference study in comparative literature, Professor Ilie Gyurcsik’s book represents an exceptional analysis of certain exemplary (‘paradigmatic’) texts and comprises, displayed into a postmodern spirit, the tension inherent to a double perspective: the direct perspective, which is ‘Renaissance-like’ and proper to historical modernity, and the inverted perspective, which is literally-semantic, ludic, and fragmentary, and is proper to radical aesthetic modernity; a tension between the work and the text, between the paralogical delirium and the logic of the paradox, between a “pharaohic” vision and an “archeological” one.
— Ioan Nicolae Anghel, Editor, Amarcord Press, Timisoara, Romania