Books set in Romania (66)


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Amintiri din copilărie by Ion Creangă RO

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
Poveștile lui Creangă sunt delectabile deopotrivă pentru copii și pentru adulți. Însă numai cei din urmă le pot gusta pe deplin savoarea. Creanga pare a nu-și fi bătut capul să inventeze povești: avea deștul material la îndemână ca să mai fie nevoie de așa ceva. Cât datorează el creației folclorice anonime și cât îi este aceasta tributară după publicarea poveștilor și absorbția – sau reîntoarcerea – acestora în circuitul oralității e o chestiune ce poate interesa migăloase cercetări erudite. Farmecul poveștilor lui Creangă nu stă &ici... continue

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Bengal Nights : A Novel by Mircea Eliade EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
A semi-autobiographical romance between a French engineer and the daughter of a Hindu family with which he stayed in India. A case of East meets West with all the joys and woes that such encounters bring. For her version of the story see her novel, It Does Not Die.

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Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
When Alina's brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help the wife of a communist leader and a secret practitioner of the old folk ways. Set in 1970s communist Romania, Sophie van Llewyn's novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles, that cant be put down.


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Burying the Typewriter : A Memoir by Carmen Bugan EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on her grandparent's farm where food and laughter were plentiful. But eventually her father's behavior was too disturbing to ignore. He wept when listening to Radio Free Europe, hid pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. When she discovered he was a political dissident she became anxious for him to conform. However, with her mother in the hospital a... continue



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De ce iubim femeile by Mircea Cărtărescu RO

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
E limpede ca si adultii au nevoie de povesti. Numai ca zanele lor si-au scurtat rochiile, si-au taiat parul care le ajungea candva la calcaie si au invatat sa fie femei, ceea ce e mult mai complicat si mai periculos decat meseria de zana. Un manunchi de istorii cu femei asadar, spuse simplu, captivant, de un povestas a carui viata seamana ca doua picaturi de roua cu a lui Mircea Cartarescu. In fiecare poveste e un sambure de neobisnuit care sta ascuns in carnea obisnuitului, in "ordinar" o samanta de extraordinar care da rod epic. Un omagiu (adesea in sensul cel mai concret, erotic, ... continue