Barbu, Eugen

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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