Curator, writer and long time collaborator of Alex Mirutziu, Diana Marincu, unravels conceptual markers in Mirutziu's research on novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch in 'Being Iris Murdoch. Note pe marginea unei lucrari de Alex Mirutziu', published recently in Poesis International magazine.
Diana Marincu feels close to the work of Iris Murdoch and shares a deep understanding of what she, Murdoch, must have been troubled by or the effects Alzheimer's has had on her writing. Marincu is escorting such massive drama with a delicate pace infused with an empathy she often exhibits when writing on Mirutziu's work. The need for clarity and form of Iris as well as of Alex Mirutziu and the degradation of both these two concepts with their slimy edges in retrospect, mark Mirutziu's recent approach on tackling provinces of meaning and understanding to the point of silence in Iris Murdoch's public discourses and interviews.
"Lupta aceasta cu tacerile, cu balbaielile, gesticulatia tot mai pregnanta si miscarile sacadate au impins-o pe Iris la marginea limbajului, decupandu-l in forme irecognoscibile si brutale. Pornind de aici, Alex a gandit un dialog imaginar cu scriitoarea irlandeza cu scopul de a umple tacerea care apare in interviurile tarzii date de Iris la radio si televiziune, developandu-le in corpuri solide de litera si, mai apoi, in corpuri umane care duc mai departe prezenta palpabila a hiatusului si reziduurile ideilor."
__ Diana Marincu
- Diana Marincu 'Being Iris Murdoch. Note pe marginea unei lucrari de Alex Mirutziu', Poesis International, #1(19) / 2017, p.184-186