1. “Loved People on Earth” vs. “Beloved Son of the People”
It is known that during the time when Marin Breda was writing “I love earthlings” he was nervous and suspicious, and he felt being pursued. He carried the manuscript with him everywhere for fear of being stolen. Were the present fears and fears of the appearance of the writer anxious in nature, or was his behavior justified in completely different aspects? The first question was answered by Ioana Diaconescu, researcher in the CNSAS Archives (author of the book document: “Marin Preda. Photo in the Security Archive”), poet and friend of the novelist who grew up from the countryside of Siliștei-Gumești: “It is true that Marin Preda was of a suspicious nature, But here, in my opinion, a feature of the writer’s psyche is at work: he was a very intuitive nature. I dare say she had a feminine sensitivity about it. Therefore, hatred of the fetus multiplies intuition and envy.” Is that all? “I can also say that he foresaw his end very sharply. Not that he would be liquidated, as was improperly speculated, but simply that he would not be able to survive after so much effort and dedication in the roles of writer and editor, staying, in fairness, almost He’s been out of breath for the rest of his life.”
However, there will also be concrete reasons for the alleged silence of Marín Breda: “By promoting a valuable publishing house (Cartia Romanesque), Breda decided to write” I love earthlings “, to write about the” age of villains ” ». And then, under the dictatorship In full, it became more and more troublesome, not only by building a publishing house that never promoted the rectification of Romania, but also by his own work which would gradually become an act of rebellion, and a weapon of battle.In the 80-90 decade, it was fatal for cultural Romania for all of Romania. And one more thing: “To own the book ‘I love people on earth’ without referring to ‘I love people’ was a crime in those times. Ceaușescu never forgave him for that.”
2. Death comes by phone
It should be noted that Marine Breda’s fears and hesitant attitude are justified. According to the confessions of the researcher Ioana Diaconescu, the author of the book “The Silences” would have received (in the last part of his life) death threats: “You will die! You will die! – it can be heard, evening after evening, month after month, in the future of the landline. I also received the same Threats during that period. I was going crazy. If I didn’t answer for an hour, the phone would ring for sixty minutes non-stop. Angry at the harassment, I went to the prosecutor’s office to complain about this crime and to demand that the central be put under investigation. The prosecution entered and told him what happened and asked him what I suggested it, to know where I am called and threatened on a daily basis.”
distance? ‘Oh, well,’ he answered me, thus, over his shoulder: ‘Oh, well, Mr. Marine Breda also complained of the same thing, phone calls threatening to kill, and you also received. But – he added indifferently – there is no point in doing anything, for putting the phone under Monitoring is restricted, for a week only, during which you may not receive these types of calls, and we risk doing the work without any result. So we advise you to give up.”” They also probably recommended to Marine Breda.
Physical and mental instability
How did the poet Ioana Diaconescu react? “I didn’t insist anymore, the attorney general’s office had no interest in highlighting after all. The phone calls followed their daily schedule, just as in the case of Marin Breda. The voice whispering ‘You’re going to die’ continued to disturb our lives.” While? “Threats became indifferent to me at some point. I had to raise my children, watch my parents…I had a hard fight with life to pay due attention to the voice that kept declaring my death. But Marine Breda got scared. He became anxious. This, along with other methods used by security to harass him, further destabilized him mentally and physically.”
Should we understand that Marin Breda was pushed to his death by the forces of communist Romania? This time, the answer came from Eugene Simeon, the literary critic and close friend of the novelist: “Marine Breda died under circumstances that remain unexplained, at the age of 57. There is much talk in the literary world, but nothing concrete has been proven. Secrets History. Breda disappeared after he wrote the chapter on “the age of bastards” in “I love earthlings. He fell prey to this age.”
3. The corrupt rich?
Eugene Simeon (also) revealed less well-known aspects of the novelist who grew up in the Danube: “I lived near Breda, and, if I may say so, was his friend. Or so I considered myself and still consider myself today. I have signs of his sympathy for me too.” We often dined with him (in “Capșa”), talked freely, usually understood each other in thoughts, and (according to the customs of a Roman writer) he did not surprise me when he disagreed with me, and in general, Breda was a civilized, cultured (writing culture) and moral man He was, as has been said and always been said, a “unruly man”, so that some of those close to him said that Breda was an “evil man”, having no place, a peasant of the Danube plain, “in trouble” in the city (the bad word belongs to his eternal enemy Eugene Barbeau), finally, a lot has been said about the author of “Morometil”.
The legend of the money bag
Was Breda stingy? “He was certainly not extravagant, like the legendary and educated Bohemian, who drinks his salary and then borrows from his friends. If you dined with him, he conscientiously paid for his consumption, except when he specially invited you. The austere life of adolescence and youth taught him to be thoughtful In all. He was never a rich man, I have the impression. After his death, legend emerged that Breda had received, under copyright, a sack of money for “Cel mai ibeut dien pâmăteni” (a novel in three volumes). That’s exactly what Enemy wrote Stubborn (literary critic): He knows, he heard that someone else (writer) helped Breda, while he was still alive, bring a “sack of money” to the CEC … The fact is that when he died, he was found On CEC only with an amount of money that barely exceeded the price of Dacia. I repeat this after he published a novel in three volumes, and soon circulated in tens of thousands of copies. The legend of Breda fortune (false legend) continues today in Romanian literary circles. Beware of its publication. his opponents.”
The torments of writing
How did you write Marin Breda? “As for the rumor that he wrote diligently, I can confirm: he wrote diligently, he struggled, he said a lot, if he could write three pages a day, he was happy. “I wrote today, my dear, I am satisfied” – he said. Written slowly and meticulously, the sentence is flawless, the page indicates great concentration and discipline of the mind. But the soul found it difficult, I have the impression, rhythm and lucky words. But he found them. He told me several times (I think he wrote this idea somewhere) that he would like to be Like Balzac, that is, to sit down at the writing table, and, after 16 days, finish the novel which at the beginning. But he, too, quit, said: I can’t succeed, I wasn’t meant to be, and that’s why I still don’t consider myself a professional prose writer He was wrong, of course. He was a true writer, a great writer.”
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The third wife, Elena, was also the woman who gave Marine Breda the most coveted gift: two children. “I wrote a book -” Portrait of the writer in love. Marine Breda »- specifically to show another face of the Breda man. He was very serious about love and literature. He did not like prosperity. Moreover, he loved and respected his women and married them. With her latest child, Nuti Preda, she has also given birth to two adorable children. He once revealed to me, during a tour of Mogogoya, that he finally feels meaningless, that he is happy. He was referring to the fact that he has two children. This was his peasant philosophy,” Eugene Simeon revealed to us.
100 years have passed on August 5, 2022, since the birth of Marine Breda
The disappearance of love is like an inverted mirror, you can not see anything, you look at it in vain. Your gesture is no longer reflected, no one responds. You are on your own.” Marin Breda, writer
Marin Breda very much loved the class from which he came (the peasants), and after Sadoveanu and Rebreanu, he is the prose writer who wrote the best aesthetically”, Eugene Simeon, literary critic
Marin Breda was born in 1922, in Celitia Gumet, Tellurman, and died on May 16, 1980. He was found dead in his bed in the room of the Creative Villa at Mogogoya Palace. He was wearing pajamas and a coat.
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