KURIER: der Bochumer Gesellschaft für rumänische Sprache und Literatur -- 13.
Bochum, Germany: Studien verlag Dr. N. Brockmeyer, 1987. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff ivory printed wrappers. 202pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Minor soiling to outer wrappers (only), else internally tight and fine. Item #49044
Tight, nice 13th issue of this scholarly journal on Romanian language and literature, largely in German and part in French and Italian. Contributor Ioan Petru Culianu's copy, with an unsigned inscription to him in Italian in black ballpoint on the title page, possibly from editor Kemper, and a second pencilled note on following leaf. Culianu's article, in French, appears on pp. 38-49. Ioan Petru Culianu (or Couliano, 1950-91) was a controversial Romanian philosopher, essayist and historian of ideas, religion and culture; on May 21, 1991, he was murdered -- some say assassinated -- in a bathroom at the University of Chicago's Divinity School, likely because he proved a vocal critic of Romania's Communist post-Revolution regime in interviews and articles. Quite unusual.