Monica Lovinescu – Internal exile in the century of totalitarian regimes

Thus, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., in the Cerchez Hall, the debate will take place on the topic of Monica Lovinescu – Internal exile in the century of totalitarian regimes.

The conference will be held by Doina Jela, the author of the books This love binds us (the reconstruction of an assassination) and One hundred days with Monica Lovinescu, a writer known and appreciated both for her non-fiction and concentration camp literature and for the fact that she was close to Monica Lovinescu in the second part of her life. His dialogue partner will be Matei Martin – producer of shows at Radio Romania Cultural and editor-in-chief of the Observatorul Cultural magazine.

Monica Lovinescu (1923 – 2008) was an outstanding journalist and a complex man of culture who, with the abdication of King Michael and the establishment of the communist regime, requested political asylum in the French state, where he had gone in 1947 with a scholarship. The daughter of the no less famous literary critic Eugen Lovinescu continued her career as a writer in France, being noticed and appreciated by the French intelligentsia. He became the warm voice that the people of the country were waiting to hear at the microphone of Radio Romania Liberă station, from where he sent messages of encouragement to the millions of Romanians who were enduring the communist hell. At the cost of her own freedom and even her life (she was the victim of a physical attack right in the yard of her house), Monica Lovinescu represented a danger to the totalitarian regime in Bucharest, constantly campaigning to save freedom, democracy and culture. For her sacrifice and involvement, Monica Lovinescu was conferred, in 1999, the Order of the Star of Romania in the rank of Grand Knight, and in 2008, post mortem, the National Order of the Star of Romania in the rank of Grand Officer.

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