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romanian literary monthly

Archive for March 2008

Pr.Dr. Alexandru Stanciulescu-Barda: The Image of Stefan the Great, the Ruler of Moldavia, (1457-1504, in Ethno-historical Documents)

March 20, 2008

If we wanted display the history of the Romanian people in the form of a map drawn in relief withmountains, hills, plains, valley, precipes and waters, with rovers and seas, them, Stefan (Stephen) the Great and the Holy and his reign would be the Everest Peak. His entire reign bere the mark of his personality […]

ROMANIAN SCIENTIST – Dr. Ion Ghinoiu: “Etnographic Atlas of Romania”

March 20, 2008

Ion Ghinoiu – He is presently the Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore (Bucharest) and has been at the Institute since 1967. He is also Associate Professor since 1991 at the University of Bucharest where he lectures in Ethnography-Folklore in the department of Sociology and Social Assistance. His Ph.D. was awarded in […]

ROMANIAN HEROES – Alexandru Nemoianu: „Avram Iancu“

March 20, 2008

We all should ask ourselves why Avram Iancu has remained so famous, so unique, in the collective memory of the Romanian people and especially of the Romanians from Transylvania. It is true that to a certain degree that his very dynamic style, in a time when the Romanians from Transylvania were forced to be passive […]

Aurelia Satcau:Culture of Flames keeping ludic at bay :The transitional / transactional Balkans after 1990

March 20, 2008

This chapter draws partly on Dina Iordanova’s 2001 seminal work on Balkan culture, film and the media, “Cinema of Flames”. Her study, together with other similar attempts to cope with, as yet, unacknowledged, unrevealed facts of culture in this area of Europe, is a must today, in the ludicscape of contorted or just delayed truths, […]

Napoleon Săvescu : „Religion vs Science“

March 20, 2008

For thousands of years, the legend of great flood has endured in the biblical story of Noah and such Middle Eastern myths as the epic of Gilgamesh. Few scientists believed that such a catastrophic deluge had actually occurred. But these Bible „stories“ for some scientific people appeared to have a real sense. Considering that the […]

POETRY – Victoria Milescu: “Merlin’s Town”

March 20, 2008

The town fades away in the driving mirror – dogs and birds abandoning their cartridge box. It’s misty. Nudes with edelweiss armlets watch over the varnishing tank cars have dissolved the bas-reliefs on the sacred radome. We sit on the side of the artesian well ejecting in the air champagne tachyons, your beret over your […]

Dr.George Alexe: „The thracian origin of byzantine and romanian sacred music“

March 20, 2008

The cultural relationships between Eastern and Western Europe in the Middle Ages could also be demonstrated by the Byzantine and Romanian sacred music. In this sense, the descent of the Gregorian music from the Byzantine music makes self evident, by derivation, the connecting bridge between Eastern and Western Christianity, at least since the 6th century […]

Theodor Damian: „Globalization as Reconstruction of the World: The Theological Value of Recapitulation“

March 20, 2008

Preliminary Considerations Globalization is one of the most debated and hot topics today. The strong reaction people have at World Trade Organization meetings is one indication of that. Another one is the quantity of writing on the topic. According to internet resources every field of life is affected by globalization. Only Google – to mention […]

POETRY – Hanna Bota: „With you“ (translated by Dan Brudascu)

March 20, 2008

WITH YOU I am always with you hidden within the light of withered eyelids when the full moon gets undressed on the threshold of your overtranslucent window in your left hand when the sleeplessness brings along the first grain of sweat that you wipe (without success) onto the rumpled bed sheet before the volcano of […]

Artur Silvestri : The fable of the Lone Path . Elements of „apocrypha cultural history“

March 20, 2008

Towards the end of the year 2004, I thought of gathering several researches elaborated long time ago and therefore to form a sort of preliminary essay to some possible „elements of apocrypha cultural history“. The purpose of this action was not that of providing a savant bibliography with another title, bibliography that is already representative […]

Mariana Eftimie Kabbout: „Lebanon… war, pain and blood!“ and others poems

March 20, 2008

Lebanon… war, pain and blood! Today, the earth is crying and the clouds are full of tears The black fume is carrying with it towards stars too heavy sadness… The pain is digging so deep in the children’s eyes without fault Please God, listen to their sighs and give them a little happiness! The ruins […]

Prof.Dr.Ion Pachia-Tatomirescu: „Regalianus Dacia / Dacoromania“

March 20, 2008

THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF DACIA / DACOROMANIA, 258 – 268 / 270 A. D., FOUNDED BY REGALIANUS, THE GREAT GRANDSON OF THE HERO-KING DECEBALUS  Being unable to bear the terrible Romanic-Imperial exploitation, the officials’ abuses, the corruption, etc., starting with Gallienus’ ruling (253 – 268), the Wallachians / Dacoromanians of the Danubian provinces Pannonia, (Trajan) […]

BOOKS – Ioan Marin Malinas: „Dypticon or patriarchal and imperial chronology“

March 20, 2008

Ioan Marin Mălinaş presents the researchers in history and critics his tenth book entitled “Dypticon or Patriarchal and Imperial Chronology”, designed to begin a trilogy of the Pentarchy (the system of the five leaders or patriarchs, in the first Christian millennium: Old Rome, Constantinople – New Rome, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem), of the Old Orientals […]

NOVEL – Aurel David: „The Contract with Death“

March 20, 2008

After his speedy recovery, ensuing from the paralysis that had kept him in bed for a few weeks, Danny still had some trouble moving around. He had been left with a slight blockage of his right hand; even his leg seemed to pull back every time that he tried to walk. Three years had quietly […]

ROMANIAN SCIENTISTS – The Life of Ovidiu Vuia

March 20, 2008

On March 18, 1929 Ovidiu-Filip Vuia was born as the only son to the lawyer and newspaper proprietor Tiberiu Vuia and the governess Veturia Vuia, nee Bixa. The marriage of his parents was dissolved when he was four years old. In October of 1935 he entered grade school in Arad and in 1939 he changed […]

Kirsten Thomson: Complete Candour and „Absolute Freedom“

March 20, 2008

Gabriela Pachia’s A Shackled Prisonnière, the author’s first volume of her own poetry, is an impressive and deeply felt examination of the self, the soul and the wider world. Using powerful emotions, and pushing the boundaries of language, Gabriela Pachia provides a complex, intense and brutally honest exposé of herself. Throughout the volume, the author […]

Prof.dr.Viorel Roman (University Bremen, Germany): “The Danubian Border “

March 20, 2008

The Rhin -Danube canal is on the way of becoming again the main trade route of Europe, this time in the absence of ideological blocks, the same way as in the past, after hundreds of years of experience, the Romans have established a zone of cooperation, control, and trade between the Empire and the rest […]

POETRY – Aurel Pop: „The calvary of the words“

March 20, 2008

  dedicated to those – who have gone and have not returned – who still remained – who shall come one day pilgrimage of secession in pursuit of the midday in the mirror every cry can rely on the echo a ray of hope clings to it in pursuit of the midday remembrances as stiffened […]

ESSAY – Ioan Bozac: „Profane reflections on Christian religion“

March 20, 2008

I have to specify from the beginning that I don’t know thoroughly the dogmatic texts laying at the basis of Christian teaching. I ventured, however, to write about the subject as a reaction to initiatives and actions which I consider to affect the religion of my forefathers, thus being – ultimately – menaces to our […]

VISUAL POETRY – Mariana Tanase: Here is „My blue poem“

March 20, 2008

STORY – Elena Baciu Calugaru: „The memory of the living“

March 20, 2008

As soon as I approach to the barrage, I keep on the right and drive the car in a lane surrounded with tall fir-trees, biting a little out of the grass. I`m taking from the luggage rack the little bag with ashes. I`m walking on the bank of the Dâmboviţa. I`m in front of the […]

Fifth International Anthology on Paradoxism

March 20, 2008

88 writers (in addition of folklore collections) from 23 countries with texts in 17 languages (English, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Arabic, French, German, Hungarian, Tamil, Hindi, Indonesian, Hebrew, Italian, Urdu, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish) contributed poetry, essays, letter to the editor, arts, science, philosophy, short drama, short story, distichs, epigrams, aphorisms, translations, paradoxes, and folklore or found […]