“Ideological Mistakes of Louis Ferdinand Céline and Emil Cioran” – Mara Magda MAFTEI

Journal of Romanian Literary Studies, no. 5/2014 Abstract: 2011 was a year of reference for both Emil Cioran and Louis Ferdinand Céline. We celebrated the centenary of the Romanian philosopher who chose to exile himself in Paris and also the 50-year anniversary of Céline’s death. In fact, we witnessed controversial issues in France linked to… Continue lendo “Ideological Mistakes of Louis Ferdinand Céline and Emil Cioran” – Mara Magda MAFTEI

“Mihail Sebastian’s Journal: The Fascist Years (1935-1944)” – Radu IOANID

On 29 May 1945, as he rushed to cross a street in downtown Bucharest, thirty-eight-year-old Mihail Sebastian, a press officer at the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was hit and killed by a truck. As it happened, Sebastian was late to an appointment at Dalles Hall where he was to teach a class about Honoré… Continue lendo “Mihail Sebastian’s Journal: The Fascist Years (1935-1944)” – Radu IOANID

“Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

Nae Ionescu (1890-1940), a Philosophy professor at the University of Bucharest in the inter-war period, and the mastermind of the Iron Guard who co-opted Cioran's young generation of intellectuals (tânăra generaţie of 1927) into the Legionary movement (Ionescu only adhered to the Iron Guard due to a grudge with the king); Julius Evola (1898-1974), an… Continue lendo “Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

“The Legionaries rise! The neo-Legionary movement in post-Communist Romania” (Cecilie Endresen)

Originally in Südost-Forschungen 69/70 , 2010 By the late 1990s, several "Legionary" groups, claiming to be the successors of the "Legiunea Arhanghelul Mihail" (The Legion of Michael the Archangel), had emerged across Romania. In order to distinguish these Post-Communist groups from their purported predecessor, which was founded by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu in 1927, I will refer to them as "neo-Legionary" groups. The neo-Legionary movement is… Continue lendo “The Legionaries rise! The neo-Legionary movement in post-Communist Romania” (Cecilie Endresen)

“Un Cioran méconnu” (Mara Magda Maftei)

Romanica Olomucensia 29/1 (2017): 87-105, doi: 10.5507/ro.2017.007 Abstract: It is said that youth marks us for ever, that the past is never forgotten. What about when it comes to a controversial writer with a double culture, French-Romanian, and born in a turbulent historical context? This paper emphasizes some original matters concerning the writer Emil Cioran.… Continue lendo “Un Cioran méconnu” (Mara Magda Maftei)

“Thinkers and Liars”: review on Marta Petreu’s “An Infamous Past…” (Joseph Frank)

New Republic 14/11/06, Nov 16, 2006 In the aftermath of World War II, there was a great influx of refugees into the United States. Most came from countries where populations had been uprooted by the course of battle, or were escaping from a past that they were lucky to have survived. Some, however, were trying… Continue lendo “Thinkers and Liars”: review on Marta Petreu’s “An Infamous Past…” (Joseph Frank)