Mircea Horia Simionescu
Mircea Horia Simionescu (b. 1928) is a Romanian novelist, journalist, and essayist associated with the school of Târgovişte. Director of the Romanian Opera until 1974, he is the winner of the Romanian Writers’ Union’s Lifetime Achievement Award (1998) as well as numerous other honors, and his work is said to have brought Romanian letters to the brink of postmodernism. His published work includes but is not limited to: Ingeniosul bine temperat /[The Well-Tempered Wise Guy], a tetrology which comprises:Dictionar onomastic / [Onomasticon];Bibliografia generală / [The General Bibliography]; Breviarul (Historia calamitum )/ [The Breviary (Historia Calamitatum];Toxiologia sau Dincolo de bine si dincoace de rău/[Toxicology: That Side of Right, This Side of Wrong].