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Clara Mareş: About fathers and daughters devoted to exemplary. Meditations on the edge of the documentary "my father, Lucian Blaga"

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Tatal meu, Lucian Blaga

One evening, the Lahovary square CreArt Hall, in Dilema Veche, the Club held the projection of the film my father, Lucian Blaga. Many young people, and many have watched the movie done by Adina Popescu and Iulian Manuel Ghervas they attempted a fragmentary, but don’t remember the less exciting, Lucian Blaga’s life. Guide and was benchmark Dorli Blaga. 

From fragments and images I met man flashes of his posterity Blaga, but I felt, above all, much love, respect, admiration. I have seen a number of people who inhabit the homes they once lived and Lucian Blaga and the interior from Mr. Professor, who remember him the poet of light. The film speaks of a spirit-shadow, a reflection of protracted who still fill the homes they lived, the places through which he passed, a shadow which compose the yet at the mouth of the River, a shadow who write and rewrite about brodul off. Now go and brodul in Brazil, and his Luntrea Caron can be read in Portuguese.

The approach to the two authors of the film present it mainly Babul cenzuratul, Babura Blaga, interzisul’s at the enthronement of nefrecventabil of communism in Romania, but regarded as a baby-dad, played the film tenderness and devotion of his daughter. 

After weeks in a row in which I browsed folders Blaga, to watch the rain flowing over the roof of the cabin dr. Iubu from Apuseni Mountains was as if I were plunged into folders. I knew that I had seen them, the picture in the files, I knew that he was a “dangerous place”, in which the things were “subversive”, which were “plans to overthrow the regime”. I knew and that was coming from the cottage himself Blaga and “he was playing a” reading the lyrics and folders. 

Pursued in December 1955 as “diversionary ideological sector” Blaga “because he was playing a” refuse to publish what he wrote, which is why having a broad underground reputation being disparaged as “reactionary circles” as a man of the future “,” great scholar “or” Manager “future. This reputation gave the creeps, which creeps to the hierarchical Security were given Cluj and, from there, the 1 and 3, recte lt. Maj. Szekely, lt. Maj. John Calderwood and lt. Sîmbotelecan Ion, a worker co-operative. 

The documents track Lucian Blaga abound in urban folklore, zvonistică and without the lack of evidence to be charged superiors of security, thus his ties with Legionnaires Blaga are certainties only because dr. Also, in one instance iubu reacţionarismul was obvious just because it had been the founder of the Literary Circle in Sibiu in which “promote rotten sunset literature”, and his lack of adherence to communism could not only be explained by understanding the occult that Blaga must have had with Mihail Sadoveanu whereby, at regime change, Blaga would have protected Sadoveanu as Sadoveanu you protect Blaga then. Boundless aberrations, easy to check for Security, but the Saints who remain in solid samples, filed as evidence for the need for a full range of pursuits. Why? Because in their absence, Security did not have anything. Baburao was a rigorous, honest citizen, worker, which does not have anything to taunt him. Of course that încăpţâna should be kept on the periphery of society, but Madden marginalitatea sa could not be charged criminally. Yet! That’s why rumors about nepublicabile works in each document, so his collaborators or relatives Blaga are carefully check, track, press, searched. 

On the occasion of the premiere of the film, Mr. Mircea Vasilescu asked why don’t i confiscated the manuscripts through searches, why wasn’t Blaga raided? Upon hearing this questions I had a bitter smile knowing how many blueprints for secret searches did press for security blagiene manuscripts, details she had collected about dwelling Valenzuela Maddison, runner at the endgame that he hid his poems, Blaga or how laborious and painstaking work had been in terms of security “Lair of Faust”, private room beneath the stairs of the Academy library where Bacolor work …. Searches were made, but many secrets. Nothing has created a Security greater than neurosis his manuscripts Blaga can only dread that they could travel freely beyond the iron curtain …. 

And yet remain overtly perchiziţiei, discontent since the Bucharest Security from any book in the library of Noica uprisings or that of Dinu Pillat. The explanation must be sought in the action of his insistent courtship of Bacolod on the part of officials. Babul had persuaded, seduced, so in any case radicalized. To get into the privacy of his several security papers proposing Blaga tracks: son-in-law of Blaga, Professor of marxism, James Talbot Anatol Baconski or Tudor Vianu. Furthermore, Blaga himself tells about the visit of Miron Constantinescu in Cluj, with the aim of negotiating his reintegration into the literary circuit. 

Taking it in reverse order today we can find how his mission failed, Miron Constantinescu Blaga refusing any partial cooperation in the absence of publication of his work in the original version, Vianu attempted to persuade him to publish in mainstream, but the solid relationship between the two teachers allowed a dialogue without repercussion Baconski, contradictory even published on the Babul in Sage but the conditions desired by Blaga, i.e. translations of Rilke for which already had an official contract with ESPLA, and as far as it concerns the last Ambassador of that Security was intended to be used, the irony of fate makes precisely the Tudor James may have been the one who hid most of his precious manuscript Blaga, Luntrea lui Caron. 

On the occasion of the premiere, Dorli Blaga told amuzată how his husband covered his manuscript Bacolod with scented letters because the experience of Communist and clandestinităţii consider romantic correspondence as the best hiding place. What proved to be, and since the novel has stayed away from the eyes and ears of the security, until 1990. 

In July 1958, without being aware of the magnitude with which infestaseră Romanian foundries, Bacolod is a salesperson about confess PCR attempts: “I knew that trying to serve my name in front of the străinătăţii. I however are the other opinion. Cannot be considered as definitive current state. … We can expect great things. Trust in me has youth. I cannot accept any adventure. ” (ACNSAS, D 012569, vol.1, f. 96) I read this statement in all Security reports, synthesis and setting out-and tracking almost exclusively through her, because she’s literally the entire play and concentrated opposition to everything his Blaga mean communism. 

Today, changing perspective, the same statement conveys the essence of his position coded Blaga: individual responsibility. Aware that it is a model, Blaga has assumed this role in full, refusing any bargaining, understanding that marginalization to which the regime disobeyed it was preferable to costly collaboration. Moreover, through his Luntrea Caron, Blaga was offering a manual resistance in nuce, a fact understood by all those who, in 1990, have surrounded The Eminescu Street, then along Elizabeth until returning military circle and then Edgar Quinet with only hope that they will be able to buy a copy of the last novel signed by Lucian Blaga. 

At the premiere of my father, Lucian Blaga, I viewed the story behind the novel, disease, suffering, lucidity and overwhelming sadness that the absence of a father to his daughter pours over. Lancrăm cemetery with Ivy surrounding the two graves, and Manatt I stressed to me their sadness, because I know that Baburaj and wanted to sleep the last sleep in that place, but I wanted more and they can be watched, what Râpa people have made are no longer possible. With skill welcomed the film does show this detail, which is why we are grateful to the authors for that explanation would be irreparably damaged the atmosphere of the end. 

Latest frames capture the suffering daughter, almost static feeling drag beyond the screen, and the viewer can realize through contemplation an absence, forcing him to ask questions in relation to Bacolod at today, be it manual or chapter of the city’s Street, the Lyceum University of times. I hope these questions to answers, and the film’s viewers to reconsider the interior model was Lucian Blaga.

Clara Mareş

1989 ROMANIAN REVOLUTION