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Mihaela Vatamanu, Reînvierea trecutului în „elegiile“ lui Ştefan Bănulescu


Reviving the past in the „elegies” by Stefan Bănulescu

This article aims to bring to attention one more time a volume which has been discussed about too little – Stefan Bănulescu – Elegii la sfârsit de secol / Elegies at the End of the Century (1999). The volumes could be ranked among the Romanian biographical writing after the 1990s, still having a specific character. The Elegies written by Bănulescu do not focus only on the self, but also on the memories of a nation under a totalitary system. Banulescu appeals to a method known as fragmentarism with the purpose of depicting genuine images of the past. Sweet irony, lucidity, impartiality, confession, disguise, are only a few of the traits of this text which could be savoured not only by the reader who is not familiar with the previous works by Stefan Banulescu.

Keywords: Stefan Bănulescu, biographical writing, fragmentarism, totalitary system, irony, lucidity, confession.

  • Ştefan Bănulescu, Opere / Works, volumes I-II (Volume I: Iarna bărbaţilor / Men’s Winter; Cartea Milionarului; Proză eseistică / The Book of the Millionaire; Essays; Volume II: Proză memorialistică / Biographical Prose; Publicistică / Journalism; Corespondenţă / Correspondence), Edition by Oana Soare, Preface by Eugen Simion, Bucureşti, The National Foundation for Science and Art Publishing House, Univers Enciclopedic Publishing House, 2005.
  • Ileana Mălăncioiu, Umbra din jurul lui Ştefan Bănulescu / The Shadow around Stefan Banulescu, in România literară / Literary Romania, year XXXIII, issue 30, 2-8 August, 2000, p. 10.