Books: New Map of Hell

INCOGNITO by Petru Dumitriu. 47 pages. Macmillan. $5.95.

Scores of writers have by now testified to the peculiar sense of helplessness that life under Communism brings to the thinking idealist. Some are the muffled voices that come out of the chill fog of post-Stalinist "thaws," others angry protests of those driven to refuge in the West. Few have been more bitterly outspoken or better qualified to speak than Rumanian Novelist Petru Dumitriu, 40. Before he defected, Dumitriu's novels were widely read in Eastern Europe; he had been loaded with decorations and had risen to...

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