PITEŞTI – ISLAND OF ABSOLUTE HORROR IN THE INTERNATIONAL GULAG
PITEŞTI – ÎLE DE L’HORREUR ABSOLUE DANS LE GOULAG INTERNATIONAL
PITEŞTI – INSULĂ A ORORII ABSOLUTE ÎN GULAGUL INTERNAŢIONAL
„ Omul se naşte ca să sufere, după cum scânteia se naşte ca să zboare” – textul biblic
Codruţa – Flavia TULVAN
Universitatea din Oradea
The author of this article presents literary visions of post-war political detention in the famous Pitesti Phenomenon, written by Virgil Ierunca. Like the other writings mentioned in this article, this text opened the eyes of the West, and not only, about the horrors of the Roumanian gulag, and especially, of Pitesti. The central idea is to highlight the way in which suffering can convert the human being, the awareness that infallibility does not exist and that within the human being lies the Good. It also includes the description of the new man concept, as imagined by the communists and the techniques by which they have transformed themselves into sub-human beings.