ÎNTÂLNIRILE VOLUNTARE ŞI INVOLUNTARE ALE LUI SORIN TITEL
THE VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY MEETINGS OF SORIN TITEL
Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara
Facultatea de Litere
The study analyzes the way in which the proseman Sorin Titel discovers several of the modern times truths – the irony, the relativism and the refuse of the ideological reductionism. The idea that became ideology bears within the pretension of exhausting the world through an equivocationless explanation. The death, the history’s finality, the irrational ‘reason’ of everything that is a being, acquires fatal univocal explanations in the modern ideologies. The world is as such because the idea that explains it and describes it is beyond questions. It is the final answer that transforms life into a predictable desert, lacking the deeply humane essence of the unknown. It is these ideas that Sorin Titel arrives at while reading Anton Pavlovici Cehov. From this writer, he involuntary arrives at the present-day heritage of the prose Life and destiny of the great Soviet proseman Vassil Grossman and of the great postmodern American philosopher Richard Rorty. If Titel’s meeting with Cehov had been a voluntary long desired one, the other one with the two authors was one that came up involuntarily throughout reading as these ones enter the Romanian intellectual life after the death of the writer.
Keywords: Postmodernism, ideological reductionism, totalitarianism, irony, postideological relativism
Cuvinte cheie: postmodernism, reducţionism ideologic, totlitarism, ironie, relativism postideologic