Matthew’s Enigma by Matei Calinescu: a father’s honest and affectionate portrait of his son that had autism and unexpectedly died at age 25

Matei Calinescu, Matthew’s Enigma. A Father’s Portrait of His Autistic Son Published 2009 by Indiana University Press. Translated by Angela Jianu, 212 p In limba romana: Portretul lui M, Editura Humanitas, 2016, 256p   Matei Calinescu (1934 – 2009, Romanian professor of comparative literature, writer and literary critic) left communist Romania and moved to United… Continue reading Matthew’s Enigma by Matei Calinescu: a father’s honest and affectionate portrait of his son that had autism and unexpectedly died at age 25

After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima: a portrait of a marriage through domestic and political aspirations in a post-war Japan

Yukio Mishima, After the Banquet/ Dupa banchet Published 2001 by Vintage (originally published in Japanese in 1960), 288p. In limba romana: Dupa banchet, Editura Humanitas, 2004   When first published in 1960, The New Yorker called After the Banquet the most profound thing Mishima had done until then and acknowledged the author as an international… Continue reading After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima: a portrait of a marriage through domestic and political aspirations in a post-war Japan

Mihail Sebastian, Jurnal 1935-1944: cronica unei lumi si drama unui evreu in timpul celui de-al II-lea Razboi Mondial

Mihail Sebastian, Jurnal 1935-1944 Editura Humanitas, 2016, 608p (prima editie: 1996) Mi-a luat cateva zile bune sa termin Jurnalul lui Sebastian si nu a fost din cauza celor 600 de pagini scrise marunt… E o lectura profunda, musteste de informatie, sunt nume multe si mari, e o cronica detaliata a vietii din Bucuresti in preajma… Continue reading Mihail Sebastian, Jurnal 1935-1944: cronica unei lumi si drama unui evreu in timpul celui de-al II-lea Razboi Mondial

Ochiul caprui al dragostei noastre de Mircea Cartarescu: un volum despre timp, memorie, si oameni, un discurs sincer despre formare, educatie si nevoia de cultura

Mircea Cartarescu, Ochiul caprui al dragostei noastre Editura Humanitas, 2012, 202p   Telespan recomanda in Cimitirul sa dormim; orice problema am avea, solutia cea mai la indemana, zicea el, e somnul. Am testat. Functioneaza. Dar pentru mine, cel mai bine functioneaza lectura. Nu imi rezolva problema, dar imi da ragazul de a ma linisti si… Continue reading Ochiul caprui al dragostei noastre de Mircea Cartarescu: un volum despre timp, memorie, si oameni, un discurs sincer despre formare, educatie si nevoia de cultura