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Romanian critic Monica Lovinescu passed away

de A.C.
Luni, 21 aprilie 2008, 11:36 English | Top News

Monica Lovinescu
Foto: Rompres
Famous Romanian journalist and literary critic Monica Lovinescu passed away in Paris on Sunday to Monday night, Romanian monitoring agency Rador informs. Monica Lovinescu, 85, daughter of Eugen Lovinescu, Romania's renowned literature critic,  was one of the strongest Romanian voices to write in exile about Romania's culture. 

In the communist period, Monica Lovinescu hosted several radio talk shows at Radio Free Europe and after 1989, Humanitas, an important publishing house in Romania printed her studies, journal and articles.

Monica Lovinescu had left for France in September 1947 shortly after communists took power in Romania. She asked for political asylum in the first days of 1948 and had since written about Romanian culture for many media outlets. She translated Romanian works in French under the signature of Monique Saint-Come and Claude Pascal.

After the 1989 revolution she first visited Romania in September 1993.

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