Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 14, No 2 (2018)

Types of Justice in Camil Petrescu’s Jocul ielelor

Andy Corneliu Pusca, Cristinel Munteanu


A writer with a solid philosophical preparation, Camil Petrescu proves his ability to make refined conceptual distinctions through artistic literature. Thus, in the play of the Game of fairies, he determines his characters to support the validity of several types of justice. The main character is the journalist Gelu Ruscanu, who lives a true drama of consciousness because his notion of "absolute justice" (of Platonic and Kantian origin) cannot be applied to his contemporary reality. Beyond its undoubted literary value, the play the Game of fairies is also a genuine debate about the concept of justice.


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