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89 popular romanian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Romania. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Novel to Read on the Train by Dumitru Tsepeneag EN

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Description:
A director is trying to adapt a short story he once wrote for the screen. The story is about an isolated train station under threat by a giant eagle in a small town where rumors of war are rumbling. But the film shoot is plagued by accidents. The actors and crew don't understand the script. They argue over its meaning and perhaps come to identify with its subject matter a little too closely. Soon enough reality, such as it is, begins to crumble. Roman de Gare is a dreamlike and ominous novel by a great European writer--and the first novel he composed in French.


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Adela by Garabet Ibrăileanu RO

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
E un tipic roman "fin de siecle". Este vorba despre dragostea doctorului cvadragenar, Emil Codrescu, pentru Adela, o femeie cu douazeci de ani mai tanara, maritata si divortata. Cu toate ca Adela manifesta pentru Emil simpatie, acesta delicat si fin, nu crede in posibilitatea unei uniuni. Emil Codrescu e din familia asa-numitilor, dupa o nuvela de Turgheniev, "oameni de prisos". Avem de-a face cu exemplare dotate cu mari calitati, dar care, apasate de conditii vitrege, practica o filozofie biologica deprimanta, fixand o limita arbitrara vietii, in neconcordanta cu vitalitat... continue

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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: 4 (1 vote)
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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