IOAN SLAVICI, COMEMORAT LA MĂGURELE
IOAN SLAVICI COMMEMORATED AT MAGURELE
FundtŃia Natională pentru Stiintă si Artă
The Institute of Physics and Nuclear engineering “Horia Hulubei” and the Instituit of
earth physiques from Magurele in collaboration with the National Foundation for Art and
Science and Vasile Goldis University from Arad had the idea to celebrate together Ioan Slavici
that this year celebrated 160 years since he was born (1848), and 83 years from his death
(1925). A nice moral gesture, a remarkable cultural act, as a proof that the mass-media and
politics united did not made disappear in us the respect for the spiritual values and in general
the appreciation for our traditions. Why is it that in Magurele and in the Institute of Earth
Physiques? What does the great Slavici, how Maiorescu used to call him, with atomic physique
and earthquakes? Here at Magurele, the transilvanian Slavici is named in 1894, director of
studies at the “Ion Otetelesanu” institute that he runs until 1908, when he is dismissed the
reasons are not quite clear. He crossed the mountains in 1890 after being incarcerated by the
Hungarian authorities at Vac (1888-1889) for his national opinions. His stay at Magurele was a
productive one for him and his students. He teaches Roumanian, history and geography , he puts
together school textbooks, he publishes the”Vatra” magazine (1894-1896) together with I.L
Caragiale ( here he starts to publish a serial of his masterpiece the novel “Mara”), he writes
articles in favor of the national ideas and he continues writing fiction literature .
Key words: Ioan Slavici, Magurele, writer, professor, headmaster.
Cuvinte cheie: Ioan Slavici, Măgurele, scriitor, profesor, director scolar.