The last balcony of Ceausescu

The last balcony of Ceausescu

posted Thursday, 17 December 2009


It has, today, suddenly occurred to me, out of nowhere, that the proposed title of my fiction collection to be published by Ex Occidente Press (Romania), may have been strangely pre-determined in some unpredictable or retro-causal way. 

At apparent face value, then, I have long been intrigued (without a full understanding of its historical context) by the TV pictures of Ceausescu’s last appearance on a balcony, amid boos and jeers from the crowds below that shocked him into the state of a dysfunctional puppet.  He was, I recall, hustled away, never to be seen in public again.

The scene is mentioned here in a Google book (involving the expression ‘last balcony’):

 When the title (‘The Last Balcony’) genuinely came to my mind for the first time in October in this discussion forum:  it is true to say that the long-held memory of Ceausescu on his last balcony was the furthest thing from my conscious mind.

‘The Last Balcony’ by DF Lewis is advertised as forthcoming here: 


1. Weirdmonger left…

Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:24 pm ::

“I have been told the wooden pews on the last balcony are referred to as “the gods”.” From ‘Cinema Treasures’ at link immediately above.
2. Weirdmonger left…

Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:25 pm ::

‘Egnis’ connection with ‘Last Balcony’ at link immediately above.

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