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May 18, 2021

Cioran manuscripts-buyer to be awarded Academy “Order of Merit”

Businessman George Brailoiu, who recently purchased a series of manuscripts of Emil Cioran, will attend, today, in the Romanian Academy Hall, a session dedicated to Cioran, during which he will be awarded the highest distinction of the Academy, the Academic Order of Merit, for recovering these manuscripts and donating them to the Romanian state, the former chairman of the institution, Eugen Simion, quoted by HotNews, stated, yesterday. Simion also announced that the Romanian Academy was preparing to release, in the famous “Pleiades”, two-volume edition, Emil Cioran’s complete Romanian works. “We could add those owned by Mr. Brailoiu to this edition. Five arguments in his favour and I congratulate him on buying them. This goes to show he is a man of culture and a fine patriot,” the literary critic added.

The entire lot of documents which belonged to Emil Cioran was bought by the company KDF Energy, owned by George Brailoiu, a 42-year-old lawyer. George Brailoiu said he was “a fan of Cioran’s work” and that he had wanted “to bring all the documents back home, so they can be included in the national heritage”. KDF Energy is the leader of the Romanian carbon emissions certificates market. The company was founded in 2002, it has subsidies in Bulgaria, Greece and Lithuania and it is entirely owned by the businessman George Brailoiu.

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