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).
WORKSIn Russian translation:
“Oaie i ego synov’ia.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1959, nos. 11–12.