MORAL INTEGRITY AND FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE OF THE WRITER’S CONDITION. THE CASE OF PAUL GOMA

  • Nina Corcinschi, Assoc. Prof. habil. PhD “Bogdan Petriceicu Hașdeu” Institute of Romanian Philology of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova
Keywords: truth, novels on concentration camps, exile, Communism, dignity, freedom of conscience

Abstract

The ethical status of the writer, of the artsman, is a topic that has given rise to countless debates in the world of writing. Can artsmen be faithful only to pure art, to the „autonomy of aesthetics”, or do they have to take into account the recourse to  ethical truth—through writing? Only a few writers thought that ethics, moral integrity, mattered in their literary endeavour. „The ideology of literary purism” (Mircea Cărtărescu), of modernism origins, tended to isolate literature from life, from  everyday life. Paul Goma might be the only contemporary Romanian writer who brought into the spotlight the ethical component, arguing that the writers’ duty is to put themselves at the service of the truth. Through hardships, Paul Goma din not  survive due to culture, but due to the truth.

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Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
Corcinschi, Assoc. Prof. habil. PhD, N. (2022). MORAL INTEGRITY AND FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE OF THE WRITER’S CONDITION. THE CASE OF PAUL GOMA. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 8(2), 796-801. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6354154