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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 2 / 2000  
         
  Article:   AMBIGUITY, NUMBER AND/OR LUCK, HAZARD.

Authors:  ŞTEFAN GENCĂRĂU.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  Ambiguity, Number and/or Luck, Hazard. In this article we return to an interpretation that has gone through several stages of elaboration because, from our point of view, the signification of the text is dependent on strategies that achieve ambiguity. A critical as well as a stylistic investigation can lead to a change of perspective. The critical investigation reveals a consesus as far as Lefter Popescu from the short story Two Lottery Tickets is concerned. On the other hand, the stylistic investigation proves that Lefter Popescu is not the victim of any error. Using concepts like text truth, authorial instance, narrative sequence, authorial sequence, we identify the stylistic parts of the text with a view to showing that the author presents in the first interventions as true the concordance between the numbers and the lottery tickets, which makes Lefter Popescu a true winner. Being interested by the mechanisms of autentification and those of ambiguisation, we stop in this study at he sequences where Lefter Popescu is a winner according to the truth of the authorial intervention so that we can discover a logic of the process of ambiguisation, which will be discussed in detail in a future study.  
         
     
         
         
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