October 28, 2020

(Stefica Cvek in the Jaws of Life; ) of the Croat Dubravka Ugresic, or Lumea in doua zile (The World in Two Days; ) of the Romanian George Balaita. George Balaita’s Lumea in doua zile ( 5; A World in Two Days) mixes fantastic-metaphysical insertions among realistic narratives on political themes. dams ophthal test · George Balaita – Lumea in Doua Zile (Polirom – Fiction Ltd) · Tesla lawsuit · Relacion de Niños de La Seccion ·

Author: Gajas Brakree
Country: Colombia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 24 April 2006
Pages: 468
PDF File Size: 20.57 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.17 Mb
ISBN: 648-9-23167-893-5
Downloads: 26627
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Maum

Afterwards, but not much later, the joke took a monstrous turn. Inhe moved to Bucharest, where he held the position of secretary to the Writers Union.

What do you want to know? I understand, old man August the hatter luea say: He will be looking for old man August the hatter.

Contemporary Romanian Writers – George Balaita – Lumea in doua zile / The World in Two Days

Judge Viziru will remain in Albala a long time. They will shout upstairs: As they talk, the tape recorder mechanism will whirr continuously, its green eye will gleam, its balaifa will slowly wind.

It is a spectacle, which sets out to reinterpret one of the greatest writers in Romanian literature. As a joke, he wagers at random on the life and death of some acquaintances.

Once I know how far and how much I have to joke, then I shall be rid of the fear. This will be downstairs, but upstairs, in the old attic made of planks, old man August the hatter will still be at work.


He will appear satisfied with the results of his investigations. You have to bzlaita me. The colour of his trousers: After the death of old man Iacubovici, the hatter will, at last, work with an electric iron. And then I shall be free and healthy. And it is on his account that I have to get to the bottom of it all. It has terrified me without my ever seeing it. A huge refrigerated lorry transporting veal to Italy. An elderly man, he will totter forward, pick up the black travelling bag, which is chock-full and has thin metal handles, and place it on a chair behind his workbench.

A dark doka springs up around this man endowed with hellish powers that he himself refuses to take balalta. The author gets caught up in the mechanisms of madness, random occurrence, and the fantastical.

His books, which have lumae published in numerous editions and translated into a number of languages, include Calatoria The Voyage,Conversind despre Ionescu Conversing about Ionescu,Intimplari din Noaptea Soarelui de Lapte Novel, “George Balaita” series, Polirom,pages Copyright: And I know that you know.

The author gets caught up in the mechanisms of madness, random occurrence, and the fantastical. Unbelievable as it might seem, it is as if had signed this contract with Antipa himself. I recall a nephew of mine, a teacher and author of school textbooks and stories for soldiers, if you will allow me. But the douua approach taken by writer George Balaita lends the story a different meaning, introducing fantastical characters, adding colour and depth to the devils with whom Stan, the protagonist comes into contact, and adding a contemporary satirical note to the peasant world Creanga created.


I am not yet cured. Or there ought to be. Perhaps this was the only reason I got better.

It will grow dark. Were any of his old acquaintances to see Judge Viziru, he would say that seven years truly have left their mark on him. Polirom Translation rights sold to: All rights available Book presentation In a provincial town, Antipa, a commuting functionary, is amusing himself with some friends. The fifth reinforced with an iron rod. Will he be any older? It has been reprinted throughout the intervening time and I can think of no other novel comparable to it in terms of value and success.

George Bălăiță

Insignificant objects that the deceased had not been able to take with him. I was ill for a long time and, just when nobody was expecting that I would ever get up from my sickbed, I set off on my travels. Then he will wait for the other man to speak: Three days before his intended departure, he will be run over by a sixteen-tonne lorry.