DIMENSIUNE ETICĂ SI EXISTENTIALĂ PE DOUĂ MERIDIANE
LITERARE: IOAN SLAVICI, BUDULEA TAICHII (1881) SI
NATSUME SŌSEKI, ZBUCIUMUL INIMII (1914)
THE EXISTENTIAL AND ETHIC DIMENSION ON TWO
DIFFERENT LITERARY WAYS :IOAN SLAVICI, “BUDULEA
TAICHII” ( 1881) AND NATSUME SOSEKI” ZBUCIUMUL
Universitatea „Babes-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca
Facultatea de Litere, Departamentul de Studii Asiatice
… si m-am obisnuit a căuta numai omul in oameni.
Fan-chi, urmandu-l pe Filosof, […] spune: PermiteŃ-mi săindrănesc săvăintreb ce trebuie făut
pentru a acumula virtuŃ, a-Ń corecta defectele si a deosebi răăirile spiritului?
Filosoful spune: Oh! Aceasta este o problemă mare si frumoasă!
Lun-Yu sau dialoguri filosofice
The present paper, entitled
Ioan Slavici, Budulea Taichii and Natsume Sōseki, Kokoro
in terms of revealing the similarities between two writers contemporary in the IInd half of the XIXth
century and the beginning of the next one, yet living in very different geographical areas. The
current research deals with the problematics of the intellectual raised by Ioan Slavici and Natsume
Sōseki, against the background of deep political, social and cultural changes. The intellectual is the
witness and also the barometer of the contradictions characteristic to the mentioned epoch of
spiritual crisis, which, although lived in constant fret of awareness, ultimately brings forth
universal ethical conflicts. The Romanian and the Japanese writer try to grasp the mistery
surrounding each destiny, in order to understand the meaning of life. The frailty of the human
being, the precarious nature of life, the uncertainty of a continually changing world are intensely
felt by the two men of letters and, as a result of that, the reference point they try to adopt regards
the confucianist ethics, as both of them adopt a direct or indirect standpoint towards this code of
Ethic and existential dimension on two literary meridians:, tries to propose a daring exploration,
: the condition of the intellectual, ethic, self, confucianism
conditia intelectualului, etica, confucianismul, identitate.