In this article we evoke the story and interpret the symbolism of a marginal, anonymous postmodern Romanian tower, but strongly significant through its particular history. The question we raise is how the mental well-being, the inner comfort of the person is influenced by the presence of a contemporary tower, an urban space where we live and work. The history of this tower summarizes in a disturbing way the surprising semiotic continuity between totalitarian, modern societies and postmodern democratic societies. It projects, at the same time, the dynamics of the ethical imagination, which gives content to the connection between the postmodern inhabitant and his urban territories.
Mariana Boca PhD is Associate Professor at Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. Her research interests include: Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies with emphasis on Culture and Conflict in Postwar Europe; the Novel in the 20th Century; Philosophy, Literature and Society. She has published the following books: Modernism between Literature and Philosophy (2002), European Mentalities (2006), Stories about the Inner Self (2019), Memory and Precarity (2019), Memory of Texts and Canonical Narration (2019).