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

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Mirela Radu

Romanian Academy, Institute for World Economy, Students

Date Written: March 31, 2015

Abstract

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.

Note: Downloadable document is in Romanian and English.

Keywords: physician, medicine, medical vernacular, theoretician, avant-garde, nihilism

JEL Classification: A10, A30

Suggested Citation

Radu, Mirela, Medical Language and Literary Expression (March 31, 2015). Impactul transformarilor socio-economice si tehnologice la nivel national, european si mondial; Nr.1/2015, Vol.1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2619359

Mirela Radu (Contact Author)

Romanian Academy, Institute for World Economy, Students ( email )

Romania

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