Among Maiorescu’s daily notes immediately prior to June 28, 1883, not the slightest hint that Eminescu’s mind had gone awry. In his daily articles in “Time”, too: zero signs of alienation.
At 6 o’clock in the morning of June 28, Maiorescu was visited by Slavici’s wife, a lady of Hungarian ethnicity. Slavici’s wife was hosting Eminescu and had come to announce that the poet’s mind had gone mad. Now, literary historians know that, in Bucharest, Slavici served Austro-Hungarian interests, not being a militant for the interest of Transylvania (Unirea). Between 6 and 10 o’clock, Maiorescu, accompanied by Simtion, a representative of the “Carpathians” Society, the most vocal pro-Transylvanian NGO (so to speak) in Bucharest, were present at Dr. Şuţu’s Sanatorium and arranged, for a fee. , Eminescu’s hospitalization.
The informative notes of the Austro-Hungarian political police, published in original (in German, only in German), in Timişoara, in 1987, attest that the “Carpathians” Society was infiltrated by Viennese agents, Eminescu’s deputies, the head of this society, being thus of agents.
The haste and ease with which Maiorescu took Mrs. Slavici’s “findings” seriously are difficult to understand in terms of the psychology of good faith. Maiorescu was waiting to be visited, at 10 o’clock, by Eminescu. The meeting was agreed. He noted in his diary that he would have advised Eminescu to accept the hospitalization, the arrangements being made and the costs already paid.
You can’t help but shudder at this note. One morning, a prestigious lawyer, whom I recognize as a leading political representative of my country, came to me and told me that he had arranged for me to be admitted to the insane asylum hospital and that I should do well to go to bed. there, because I am expected, the costs have already been paid. Detective eminescologists investigated the context of that day of June 28, 1883, which ended with Eminescu’s forced hospitalization, but failed to focus clearly enough on what could have led to a political plot against the editorialist in the “Timpul” newspaper.
„Calm Eminescu! ”, Wrote PP Carp from Vienna, where he was negotiating a secret treaty with Austria-Hungary that would have infuriated Romania’s western allies if it had been exposed to public opinion.
King Carol I secretly betrayed our traditional allies and feared only the broken mouth of the pro-Transylvanian Eminescu. The risk for the “Time” journalist to find out this secret was great, and the risk of divulging it was even greater. Eminescu did not want alliances that would remove hopes in the union of Transylvania with Romania.
In fact, in the end, Carol I understood that Romania did not want such alliances either.
The weakest link in the detectives that deciphered this plot does not lie in dismantling the games of political interests, but in deciphering the “therapeutic” ways in which Eminescu’s mind was disturbed.
Some have said that mercury overdoses could lead any healthy mind to alienation. Too little medical research has been undertaken. But only the fanatics can say that the day of June 28, 1883, could have any logic of good faith in the Maiorescu-Eminescu relationship.
June 28, 1883 – Eminescu was taken to the insane asylum in a straitjacket
An excellent detective of that day, Ion Spânu, remained indebted, for the time being, to the detectives of the way in which the doctors disturbed the mind that King Carol I feared with justified reasons, except that of ordering its compromise in occult-medical ways.
Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.
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