A professor of philosophy born in Braila towards the end of the 19th century became, in the years of Romania’s Great War, the master of a brilliant generation of thinkers and writers whose fame would go beyond the country’s borders. Among them, Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran, Mihail Sebastian, Constantin Noica. His volcanic emergence in a Romania that had just become politically and territorially cohesive had the effect of a mutation of destiny.
He likes to be called Nae. He perpetuates a Romanian theological language, makes the teaching of philosophy a sharing of wisdom, opens up to students a taste for metaphysics and speculative thought, invigorates journalistic writing, participates in the first great Romanian publishing projects, gets involved in youth movements, is proud to be a secret adviser to King Carol II. With his intelligence, humour and charm, he led his followers along dangerous political paths.
He is both revered and detested: a seducer of minds and hearts, for whom Maria Cantacuzino (Maruca), Queen Mary’s friend, is ready to commit suicide.
His immense intellectual pride is his god and guide in all the contradictions of his existence.
On the 130th anniversary of Nae Ionescu’s birth, this book-portrait is a passionate foray into the adventure of a life that has never exhausted its mysteries.
Autor: Tatiana Niculescu
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 4
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar de pagini: 260
Format: 130 x 200
Cod de bare: 9789735068011