Eugen Barbu

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Barbu, Eugen


Born Feb. 20, 1924, in Bucharest. Rumanian writer.

Barbu’s first novel, The Pit (1957), describes the life of the dregs of Bucharest before the war. In the novella Oaie and His Sons (1958) and the novel Northern Highway (1959; Russian translation, 1962), Barbu depicts the struggle to establish the people’s power in Rumania. Barbu poses problems of the new socialist ethics in the novel The Creation of the World (1964).


In Russian translation:
“Oaie i ego synov’ia.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1959, nos. 11–12.
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Between 1964, when Intruder in the Dust marked the beginning of Eugen Barbu and Andrei Ion Deleanu's translation series (accompanied by a preface by Radu Lupan), and 1974, when Mircea Ivanescu published his Romanian rendering of Absalom, Absalom