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Les Mailles Du Filet and Au Commencement Était La Fin
Les Mailles Du Filet and Au Commencement Était La Fin
By Sorana Gurian and Adriana Georgescu-Cosmovici
Calmann-Lévy and Hachette, 1950, 376300 pp

Two grim stories from Communist Rumania. Both authors were journalists. Sorana Gurian began by working with the Russians and the Rumanian Left, only to trace the path of growing disillusionment, disgust and eventual flight (Italian edition, "Per Aver Scelto il Silenzio," Florence, Sansoni, 1950, 421 p. L. 1200). Adriana Georgescu was in opposition from the start and her path was the even more painful one of arrest, interrogation and prison.