Medical Language and Literary Expression
Impactul transformarilor socio-economice si tehnologice la nivel national, european si mondial; Nr.1/2015, Vol.1
54 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2015
Date Written: March 31, 2015
Saşa Pană, “(…)walking and ubiquitous archive, ready to reestablish both archeology and history of the Romanian avant-garde” (Ierunca, 1993:190), is the pen name of Alexander Binder - the physician and he is known to the vast majority of Romanian readers for his contribution within the avant-garde movement, being one of “the most competent theoreticians of surrealism.” (Rotaru, 1997:87) In Saşa Pană’s case, the nihilistic language specific to avant-garde was influenced by his profession: physician. In a more careful analysis of his texts we can notice the influence of medical terminology, actually this was the purpose: to shock, to vex and take out the reader from the previous literature routine. If other avant-garde representatives found appealing the city and industrial language, Saşa Pană managed to create the same novel images by using medical vernacular which was at hand.
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Keywords: physician, medicine, medical vernacular, theoretician, avant-garde, nihilism
JEL Classification: A10, A30
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