The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway: a wonderful fable on human courage, persistence and hope

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea. In limba romana: Batranul si marea Published in 1999 by Vintage, 112 p (first published in 1952). I haven’t read The Old Man and the Sea until now; I kept putting it on my reading lists but I have always ended by choosing something else instead. I thought it… Continue reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway: a wonderful fable on human courage, persistence and hope

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

Oranges are not the only fruit/ Portocalele nu sunt singurele fructe

Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Published September 4th 2014 by Vintage (first published 1985), 224p   I was thinking about the title of this review when I realized that the essential description of the book is its own title.  Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit/ Portocalele nu sunt singurele fructe is a story… Continue reading Oranges are not the only fruit/ Portocalele nu sunt singurele fructe