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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. 

Endorsements

"This is indeed a unique writing in Romanian culture, mainly owing to its quality as a moral and intellectual Bildungsroman, in effect unprecedented to this date. An exciting book, extremely inquisitive, sparkingly elegant and always freshingly invigorating."—Mihaela Lidia Irimia

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