Romanian Author Publishes New Transylvanian Book



David's House, a new book by Dumitru Nicodim, has been released by Dorrance Publishing.

Dumitru Nicodim was born on February 16, 1951, in Sãlcioara village, commune of Jurilovca, Tulcea County, being the fifth in a family of twelve children.

His father, Trif Nicodin, a Transylvanian colonist from a small commune called Petrilaca of Luduº, was-through personal force and faith-an opponent of agricultural collectivization of Romanian peasants' lands. As consequence he was convicted several times and imprisoned in various penitentiaries at Poarta Albã, Peninsula, and interned in mental diseases hospitals such as Bãlãceanca and No. 9, both in Bucharest. In 1967, after the forced forfeiture of parental rights, he remained absolutely alone. The reason of that conviction was "for inadequate education of children in the spirit of socialist morality." After a nightmare life, he was murdered in his own house in 1982.

Dumitru Nicodim was an assisted child of pupil children asylums houses in Nãvodari and Tulcea, both cities in Dobruja. He has performed collegial studies at high schools from Eforie Sud and Tulcea (at Spiru Haret High School). He also graduated as MS at Bucharest Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Faculty of Energetic, in 1976. After a while, he became Ph.D. in hydro-energetic (1989). From 1990 to 1992, he studied at the Superior School of Journalism and Public Relations.

Concerning Dumitru Nicodim's professional career, it can be mentioned his involvement in hydro-energetic units construction at Govora, Strejeºti, Drãgãneºti ºi Rusãneºti, all of thEm Located on Olt River, at the last of these buildings being chief engineer from its foundation until put into service in 1989. After this year, he designed and built structure of mechanical resistance of many buildings in Bucharest, such as multi-story parking from Union Square, a hotel on Dionisie Lupu Street, oval building of Petrom City, etc.