MARTURII ASUPRA UNUI VEAC ZBUCIUMAT

Cartea lui N.Margineanu poate constitui un excelent studiu de caz despre memoria autobiografica. M-a intrigat, de pilda, de ce profesorul Margineanu relateaza atat de detaliat, pana la amanunte banale, stagiul sau in SUA ca bursier al Fundatiei Rokefeller. Doi ani si jumatate de studii in strainatate ocupa aproape tot atata spatiu tipografic cat saisprezece ani de puscarie politica! Am gasit, cred, raspunsul in chiar marturiile lui Margineanu : „Avantajul, marele avantaj al intelectualului, ajuns in inchisoare, acesta a fost : bogatia vietii sale, care-l facea sa-si ajunga siesi si sa nu se simta singur, oriunde s-ar fi aflat”. Asadar, cativa ani de formare profesionala postuniversitara si stagiile in strainatate au fost hrana lui spirituala pentru ceilalti saisprezece ani de puscarie...Geografiile interioare au devenit mai reale si mai intinse, compensand geografia mizera a spatiului concentrationar.
Marturia despre oameni si intamplari dintr-un veac zbuciumat, cartea lui Nicolae Margineanu este, intai de toate, o marturisire despre sine insusi. Ea arata cum poate fi invinsa asprimea realului prin mobilizarea fortelor sufletesti. Din inchisoare, Margineanu a iesit invingator!

Prof.Dr. Mircea Miclea



CONFESSIONS OF A DISTURBED CENTURY

The book of N. Margineanu may constitute an excellent case study about autobiographic memory. I was intrigued, for example, why professor Margineanu reports so detailed, up to ordinary details, his period in USA as a scholar of the Rockefeller Foundation. Two and a half years of abroad studies, takes about as much space as sixteen years of political prison ! I think I found the answer in Margineanu’s confessions: “The advantage, the great advantage of the intellectual from prison was this: his life’s wealth, the one that made him enough for himself and not to feel alone, wherever he was ”. Therefore, few years of post-graduate professional formation and the periods abroad were his spiritual nourishment for the other sexteen years spent in prison...
The inner geography became more real and flat, compensating the miserable geography of the concentrationar space.
A confession about people and happenings from a troubled century, the book of Nicolae Maegineanu is, first of all, a confession about oneself. It shows how the roughness of real can be defeated by the mobilization of spiritual forces. From prison, Margineanu came out a winner !

Prof.Dr., Mircea Miclea