THE METAMORPHOSES OF EMINESCU’S RECEPTION IN THE ROMANIAN CULTURE AREA
LES MÉTAMORPHOSES DE LA RÉCEPTION D’EMINESCU DANS L’ESPACE DE LA CULTURE ROUMAINE
METAMORFOZELE RECEPTĂRII LUI EMINESCU ÎN SPAŢIUL CULTURII ROMÂNEŞTI
Facultatea de Ştiinţe Sociale, Politice şi Umaniste
Universitatea Titu Maiorescu din Bucureşti
Eminescu’s reception has been passing through a whole series of metamorphoses, between the pole of mythicization and the pole of denigration. Built in a framework of an a priori superlative reception, the Eminescu Myth has been perpetuated and developed from one generation to another. The poet’s contestation, started by his detractors in his lifetime, has generated a parallel process of demythicization and denial. In the mythicization-demythicization report, the apologetic excess generates, dialectically, the opposite reaction. Eminescu’s reception must be a substantial one, emancipated by extremisms, either encomiastical or nihilist, through the attendance of his work, through the development of Eminescu’s studies and of Eminescology as a whole. The printing of Eminescu’s manuscripts and new biographical contributions are recent achievements which participate in this necessary process for Romanian culture.