Between 1989 and 2000, Ion Ratiu has written daily notes on the situation in Romania, his expectations and hopes for Romanians and his own life and legacy.
Ion Ratiu claimed that the detachment he valued so highly in his political career was a product of his daily diary practice. For 60 years he rarely missed an entry. As a stylist, he much admired the succinctness and density of Albert Camus and Ernest Hemingway and sought to emulate them.
Starting this December we welcome all those interested in reading Ion Ratiu’s seven volume Daily Notes to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the Ratiu Family we offer a free set to all interested libraries; bookstores and readers everywhere can order the volumes for 30 ron each or the entire set for 100 ron plus shipping expenses.