Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte
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10 / 2018
The Terror of Romanian History. Testimonies from Exile
Mircea Eliade saw his own exile as a series of instructive probations in order to write his pieces of work in order to reach consecration in the literary and scientific field. Eliade developed a theory of the theory of history that he also illustrated in his literary work, especially in the novel Noaptea de Sânziene and in the short story Șanțurile. This article aims at following the writer’s notes inserted in his autobiographical writings, Memorii, Fragmente dintr-un Jurnal and Incercarea labirintului. In all these writings, the author notes his indignation against the layout from communist Romania, but also aspects linked to his major decision to leave the country in 1940. Being far from stripping off the destiny of his country, Eliade followed carefully and painfully the political evolutions from Romania and expressed his opinion, by taking the position his exiled writer status permitted. In his autobiographical writings, the author comments political evolutions, events, news of all kinds which came from different sources: friends, family, acquaintances, mails etc.
Keywords: exile, creation, initiating trial, Ulysses, the terror of history, diaspora, the intellectual elite