|Virgil Ierunca (born Virgil Untaru; August 16, 1920,
Lădeşti, Vâlcea County – September 28, 2006, Paris) was a Romanian literary
critic, journalist and poet. He was married to Monica Lovinescu.
Both Ierunca and Lovinescu were members of the Presidential Commission for
the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania; the Commission's
chairman, Vladimir Tismăneanu, called them "the most honest and dignified
couple in the history of Romanian culture".
|Monica Lovinescu (November 19, 1923 – April 20,
2008), was a Romanian essayist, short story writer, literary critic,
translator, and journalist, noted for her activities as an opponent of the
Romanian Communist regime. She published several works under the pseudonyms
Monique Saint-Come and Claude Pascal. She is the daughter of literary figure
Eugen Lovinescu. She was married to the literary critic Virgil Ierunca.