Dentist Joseph Strauss leaves Prussia in the spring of and follows Captain of Dragoons Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig von. Filip Florian. general Author: Filip Florian. Genre: Novel Romanian title: Zilele regelui; Translated by Alistair Ian Blyth. – Return to top of the. Filip Florian was born in Bucharest, on May 16, From through His third novel, Zilele regelui / Days of the King (Iaşi: Polirom. ), was awarded.
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Where was the plot? Strauss devine pe nesimtite pilonul de baza al intregii constructii epice. Aug 18, Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: Thence he pulled out a gilded watch, with a chain, on the back of whose lid two names were engraved, Gertrude and Irma.
Trzymam kciuki za Zzilele I sometimes found the writing style challenging to follow forian there were many time when the timeline was a little murky. Hardcoverpages.
What impresses most is how Florian doesn’t rely on history to propel every aspect of his novel; instead, he allows it to remain a backdrop — often prominent and bright, but nevertheless just a supporting part of the canvas.
He’s not part of the court or anything, but remains regeluu frequent contact with the prince, and their lives continue to overlap as they adjust to their new homeland, their roles in it, and, for example, founding families.
The Days of the King
On a number of occasions, he tries to reach the Prince and communicate to him the secret, but he does not succeed. Filip Florian was born in Bucharest, on May 16, The only thing for which I decided to remove the last star from the rating is the prose style of this contemporary writer.
The founding monarch of modern Romania, he would go on to rule until his death in I wound up giving up. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Florian spune o poveste frumoasa si simpla, documentata, din cite imi dau seama, in plan istoric si condimentata cu putin realism magic, in plan pisicesc.
Oct 05, Cheryl rated it liked it. In all their walks through blazing Bucharest, filiip city ruled by torrid heat and swarms of flies, they never ceased telling each other the stories of their lives. Books by Filip Florian. What I found unexpectedly enjoyable were the passages “written” by Joseph’s cat.
Firul narativ se pierde intre un realism nevonvingator si un fantasy inserat nenatural si povestea pare sa fiilip duca nicaieri. O calatorie interesanta in perioada regelui Carol I alaturi de Joseph Strauss, dentistul, si simpaticul sau motan, Siegfried, care ne arata si o filiip latura a monarhiei in spatiul romanesc. Ffilip global economic crisis impacts life as we know it, and viewed from Bucharest the effects reverberate in domains that include geo-politics and publishing in Romania and abroad, with the crisis at The Observer Translation Project as an instance of a universal phenomenon.
I appreciate it very much for the perspective of my city Bucharest and the country at the beginning of modern Romania s to s. From the description of the finance issues surrounding the building of the Romanian railroad to details of the dentist’s dinners, Florian describes the Europe soon to be lost to the Great War and re-imagines a cat’s shredding of the furniture as a kind of philosophic communication.
Alistair Ian Blyth Translator.
Thanks for telling us about the flrian. He simultaneously tells a fantastic, poetic story full of characters who are both out of the ordinary and completely unforgettable. Joseph was thinking of that fat Vasile, always huffing and puffing up the minaret-like stair, and Elena Dukovic was not thinking of anything, she merely felt a need to smile. Lists with This Book.
She did not permit herself to remain within for more than quarter of an hour, but in that brief segment of time, as tart as a slice of strudel, they would manage to grow dizzy. And so he came down with the wicker basket, very early, before any bleary-eyed tradesmen could knock at the door of his surgery, their jaws swollen and teeth doused in alcohol.
Vasile Ernu Translated zileoe Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And, in those hours together, without ever having gone upstairs, they would find plenty to do, so much so that they would forget that the days were hot and sticky.
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Oct 05, Carol rated it liked it. Sep 15, Clare rated it it was ok. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Excerpt from Critics about.
The Days of the King – Filip Florian
The Days of the King – US. Much of what happens is relatively simple and mundane, yet the result is a more convincing picture of the times than that found in many far longer and more in-your-face-historical fiction — in no small part because Florian is very attentive to period detail but floroan show off with it.
And they did not hurry. Insecond editions of both books were printed. The complete review ‘s Review:.
Despite this minor obstacle, it is crisp and concise, thus easy to read. In Bucharest, Joseph will meet and fall in love with an attractiv Description: Personajul e perfect construit si fixat, credibil, dilema pe care o traieste la un moment dat si disponibilitatea-i de a-si risca mariajul doar pentru a pastra un secret incomod in primul rand pentru el, mai putin pentru cel care e vizat de secret si n-are habar dand o masura a caracterului sau mai mult decat corect, loial, dispus la sacrificii.
Nations are invented and dissolved overnight, kingdoms are for sale, Bucharest grows from a muddy pigsty into an elegant capital city, and love turns everything upside down in The Days of the King.
Oct 05, Leah Lucci added it Shelves: He sees a family painting a house, and the book goes on to describe them in great detail — down to the moles on the girl’s back exposed when her shirt lifts when she raises her arm to paint — and then they’re gone Someone recommended this book to me, and I wanted to love it, but it just didn’t happen for me. Then he lifted her from the blue-felt upholstered chair and, while Elena kept her eyes shut and her teeth clenched, he bore her in his arms, making a circuit of the room, rocking her and whispering to her a host of things, as though to a child with a fever and spasms.
And, in their good habit of telling the story of their lives, not in chronological order, zillele all in a jumble, as though they were snapping off pieces of their own biographies, he began to describe to Miss Dukovic something he had described to no other, namely how his mother and sister had perished, consumed in a fire.
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