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Burying the Typewriter

Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police

Carmen Bugan

At 2 a.m. on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan’s father left the family home, alone. That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father’s protest against the regime had changed her life for ever. This is her story.

The BBC based their documentary The Man Who Went Looking for Freedom on the book.

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978144721084901
Published: 28/03/2013

Carmen Bugan

Carmen Bugan

Carmen Bugan was born in 1970 in Romania and has since lived in the US, Ireland, England, and France.  She is the author of three collections of poems: Crossing the Carpathians (Oxford Poets/Carcanet), The House of Straw (Shearsman) and Releasing the Porcelain Birds (Shearsman), and a critical study entitled Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile (MHRA/Legenda)Her essays, reviews, and poems appear in publications such as PEN, Harvard Review, the TLS, Modern Poetry in Translation, PN Review, and the BBC Magazine.  Carmen was a Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University, and appears at book fairs and literary festivals worldwide.  She lives in Long Island, NY.

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“It is a book touched with grace – the grace of forgiveness, in no small measure, for those who were dragged into that system out of fear for themselves and for their loved ones.”


“This book is a celebration of the power of the written word”