Petrescu, Olivia N. (2018). Hermenéutica del exilio y confluencia de culturas en Ovidio y Vintilă Horia. In: Serendipia: migración como oportunidad, Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung, pp. 100-108. Köln: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika.


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Exile, whether real or literary, has been a symbol of suffering in any historical period, whose effects cannot be precisely measured nor generalised. While the entire work of Vintilă Horia lies under the sign of expatriation and it certainly belongs to a literature written from and about exile, since the author himself chose Spain as his adopting country, also the narrative architecture of the novel Dieu est né en exil (1960) shapes a peculiar space, under the form of a fictional diary written by the Roman poet Ovid. He was banished by the emperor Augustus to the far eastern borders of the Roman Empire on the coast of the Black Sea, where he spent his last eight years, in desolation and constant hesitation between the two worlds. Paradoxically, in a strange and barbarian place starts Ovid’s initiation experience, overlapped with real and spiritual ways he goes through, towards redemption, on the eve of the Roman spiritual decline and the birth of Christianity. This study aims to analyse the meanings of exile in the novel, inquiring into the metamorphosis of spatial and cultural references, but also into the metaphysical revelation of death.

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EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-102615
Title of Book: Serendipia: migración como oportunidad, Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
Series Name: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
Volume: 15
Page Range: pp. 100-108
Date: 2018
Publisher: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
Place of Publication: Köln
ISSN: 1438-6887
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Zentrum für Lateinamerika
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Romance languages French
Italic Latin
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
exilio; literatura rumana; expatriación; Horia; Ovidio; RumaníaSpanish
exile; Romanian literature; expatriation; Horia; Ovid; RomaniaEnglish
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Refereed: No


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