Nicolae Bocşan, Călindar
This text is based on a speech held on April 25, 2105 at the “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, on the occasion of the book launch of Cismaş Simion from Monor, Călindar 1937-1981. Călindarul written by Simion Cismaş of Monor fall into what psychologists have called autobiographical memory, because it is the life story of a peasant, a simple man, with four classes, but with a great life experience and a sparkling intelligence. The story covers a long time between 1937-1981, starting at the age of 28, when the author discovers and reconstructs his self.
It is a life story presented in the traditional manner, as the forerunners have done often since the eighteenth century, especially the inhabitants of the frontier lands, through short notes on the edges or at the end of religious books, calendars, about special events in their lives or in the village, many of them becoming true chronicles of the village.
Keywords: Simion Cismaş, journal, frontier lands, chronicle of the village