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Title: Manifestations de la mort dans deux recueils de nouvelles : « L’horizon bleu de la mort » de Marin Preda et « Geotenn ar Werhez » de Jakez Rioù
Other Titles: Manifestations of Death in Two Collections of Short-Stories: 'L’horizon bleu de la mort' by Marin Preda and 'Geotenn ar Werhez' by Jakez Rioù
Authors: Johnson, Diarmuid
Keywords: death
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2014
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM
Citation: Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 2014, vol. 41, nr 2 pp. 97-108
Abstract: This article offers a reading of two volumes of short stories, 'Geotenn ar Werhez' by Breton author Jakez Rioù (1899-1937) and 'L’horizon bleu de la mort' by the Romanian Marin Preda. Both works describe traditional agrarian societies, one in western the other in eastern Europe, in the early to mid-twentieth century. We examine here attitudes to death and manifestations of death in Rioù’s and Preda’s writing. The thrust of the article is to suggest that these works provide rare insights into rural life in Europe before the advent of mechanisation. This leads us to consider litterature in the Celtic languages, Breton in this instance, and Romanian, as a primary sources for evidence of aspects of European culture little documented in the metropolitan traditions of other languages. Rioù’s text is translated by Youenn Drezen, Preda’s by Micaela Slăvescu.
DOI: 10.14746/strop2014.412.008
ISBN: 978-83-232-2703-8
ISSN: 0137-2475
eISSN 2084-4158
Appears in Collections:Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 2014, vol. 41, nr 2

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