BeneViolence and Faux-Pornography in the Romanian Avant-Garde Literature

Anca CHIOREAN
BeneViolence and Faux-Pornography in the Romanian Avant-Garde Literature
Instituția: 
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Email autor: 
anca_chiorean91@yahoo.com
Abstract: 

The present paper aims to analyse some of the more famous and, at the same time, most overlooked manifestations of literary and linguistic violence, at the level of the chosen vocabulary, image depictions or ideas. The goal is to raise the issue of the purpose of violence, which points to the fruitful forms of linguistic violence, and the purpose of the scandals caused by what at that time was interpreted as unnecessarily hypersexualised literature, pornography even, although a more in-depth analysis made through today’s critical lends could show that the label was upheld by mere exaggerated pudicity.