Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian aroused a. The thesis Imaginarul spațiului în opera lui Mihail Sebastian (The Imaginary of the Chapter V – Spațiul intim în Jurnalul lui Mihail Sebastian (The intimate. In the history of Romanian literature, Mihail Sebastian (pseudonym of Josef M. Hechter) fares as a .. record: after 6 months, a translator from English‖ (Jurnal, ). In early .. ―Nae Ionescu a fost o vreme Dumnezeul lui‖. Adevărul de.

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This is an exceptional story, written as a jurnakul or diary, by a young Romanian Jew as he moves through the late ‘s early ‘s.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Despre emotii si dolii in filmul “Intors pe dos”. I found his insights to be rather piercing especially as to the ambivalence of WWII policies, nothing sweeping or unified, this was all chortled fictionally luk by Olivia Manning in her Balkan Trilogy.

Do not all these people feel it, see it, know it? Which they probably were. Without dates, cities, or countries marking the sections, I jurnaluk trouble following the stream of consciousness writing–I had forgotten that this was Mihail Sebastian’s journal.

He was a great lover of classical music and often attended concerts. My good friend Roger Baylor bought this for me about ten years ago. The manuscript of the journal was obtained by Harry Fromwho arranged for their publication inmihai, the Romanian publishing house Humanitas.

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Would love I loved this book, opened my eyes to a lot of things that happened in Romania during the second world war.

I was born in Romania, and Sevastian am Jewish.

He also catches the changes after the War, a jurna,ul much lied about by both historical sides: Miercuri, 17 dec When Norman Manea’s attack on Eliade came out in TNR in I simply couldn’t believe it – I had read pages of Eliade’s memoirs, he had been a friend and mentor to my very favorite deceased father-in-law [an easy choice – my admiration for mihhail had never been sullied by acquaintance And yet it is so.


Although I read the novel in Romanian I will write my review in English as the book was published for the first time in English last year and I want to encourage readers to give sebashian book a try. He is isolated on the basis of being Jewish, and throughout the book he grapples with his sense of Juenalul identity. He comments on his own journal and sees it as folly and his own desire to feel superior to others. I felt like a kind of ghost, come back to the world for a few moments.

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Refresh and sebatian again. Si pentru mine ramane cel mai onest caracter si cel mai fin observator al epocii sale. One party contains in its very being an obligation to wipe out all others. In that respect this Journal is close to the Anne Frank Diary. I absolutely have to read Sebastian’s journal ‘ May 20, Laurent rated it really liked it. Jul 26, Conny rated it liked it Shelves: My wife was born in Romania before migrating to Australia age 8 with intelligent hard-working parents who never really landed on their feet in their new country.

He goes on to say that he is not anti-Semite but there is a danger of the Jew spirit and as a Romanian, he has to protect himself. From confiscation of their houses and their possessions, including radios, to outlawing practicing their professions. The publication of Journal also allowed Mihail Sebastian’s name and works to be thrust back into the spotlight in Romania and he’s now regarded with respect.


Juralul call ourselves sceptics, but we don’t deserve such praise.

Journal 1935-1944

I would have preferred to hear more to hear more about his experience. At times it can be hard to read.

Sebastian, ne Hechter, is simply the most adept assimilationist in all of Jewish history, and yet never pretended to be anything other than a Jew.

The author Jurbalul Sebastian had taken a walk with a professor who he greatly admired. The parallels to US right ward lurch are ominous.

This release is the first English language translation of this work. The novel moves at a leisurely pace, recounting events and conversations; not a particularly sympathetic hero–he carouses and contemplates his life and future–but journal entries provide an intimate glimpse into his life; issues centered sebasgian anti-Semitism but also conversations about Sebastlan and Zionism; set in Romania between WWI and II, there’s a strong sense of time and place and a sense of foreboding about the next decade; spare language, philosophical with long passages of his reflections; thought-provoking, disturbing, grim, reflective.

Damn destiny, surviving the war as a jew, and one year later dying in a car accident. He wanted to protect her.

Mihail Sebastian’s ‘Absolutely, definitively alone’, a young Jewish student in Romania tries to make sense of a world that has decided he doesn’t belong. He was hit by a truck and died in Thankfully this Journal sebastan smuggled out of Romania by his brother Benu in Although the friend did not consider himself anti-Semite, confides that he believes there is a Jew problem which needs to be solved.

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