Flying Against the Arrow
An Intellectual in Ceausescu's Romania
The 'unbearable 80s', as the last decade of the Ceauşescu era has been called in Romania, are in the focus of this quasi-autobiographical work. The book vividly portrays the difficulties encountered by a young intellectual trying to shape himself under the oppressive regime and provides a stark depiction of a man's intellectual suffocation under hard-line socialist rule.
About the Author
Horia-Roman Patapievici is a leading intellectual in contemporary Romania. He received his MA in Physics and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest. He is a writer, essayist and a researcher in the field of the history of science. He is also involved in politics: he is a member of the National Council for the Search of Security Archives.
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