Successive accumulations, clear returns on constant interrogations about the argumentative structures of the literary text, the relationship between text and context, the subtle problem of the complementarity between narrative and descriptive, interwar theatricality and its experiments under the sign of canonical singularity, the image of Romanian interwar culture as self complex, all led in time to the appearance of this book. The study of interwar theatricality in the first chapter puts into perspective the expressionist theatrical art as a synthesis between Gothic and Indian, an absolute model, reduplicated in Lucian Blaga's poems, in which the revealing metaphors appeal to "infigurable transcendence" and the epiphany of mystery. The exegesis of Camil Petrescu's substantialist theater describes the "noocratic method of substantiality", called the method of apogee experience, which fixes as an object of knowledge the concrete itself, individual experiences, intense feelings in order to capture the essence of existence. Mircea Eliade's dramaturgy engages the agreements in the mystical plane, in consensus with the theatrical phenomenon Living theater, but also with untried recoveries in the Romanian space from the ancient Indian dramaturgy, through Natya Sastra.
The section dedicated to the descriptive text proves, through text analysis, the premise according to which the cultural codes in loyal dialogue with the narrative programs, with the text scenarios, affirm their confluences in all the anchors of the narrative, verifying the significant language of symbols, homologation of significant details and descriptive representations. interpretation scenario. Part of the content of this section was the outline of a university course initiated for the students of the Faculty of Letters, from the "Ovidius" University of Constanta.
The chapter that also gives the title of the book, The Complex Self of Literature. The dialogues of otherness stop on the literary text as a refractable document of an epoch, which records significant facts, a series of emotional universes and alternative scenarios that the ego in front of the world reflexively structures. We are interested in the result of these successive contaminations, a complex social self, a self with many facets, as a sign of the internalization of the identity behaviors of the other. Consequently, the model of memory with multiple traces, associated with multiculturalism explains the appearance of the inconstant social self and further the imprecision of the coagulation of identity behaviors, the image of a culture that could clarify the complexity of this area.
The studies in this chapter have previously appeared either in the pages of the Scientific Annals of Ovidius Constanta University, Philology Section or of some collective volumes, among which we mention: Identity dilemmas, Forms of legitimation of literature in the European cultural discourse of the 20th century, Transilvania University of Brasov Publishing House , 2011, Cultural dialogue in the south-eastern European space, Bucharest, University Publishing House, 2013, Mircea Muthu in the horizon of synthesis, Arhipela XXI Publishing House, Targu Mures 2014, Literature, theater, film, University Press Publishing House, Constanta, 2015.