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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Between the two of them, Florian is able to give a surprisingly rich and detailed picture of the times. An amazing old story about a king, a cat and a dentist. Oct 05, Cheryl rated it liked it. Florian follows the unpredictable sequences of everyday life under communism like a field researcher and discovers not only unscrupulousness but also, unexpectedly, much tenderness behind the madness. Vasile Ernu Translated by: They felt good, warm, they found no reason to rush.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He felt a dreadful pain in his chest, tegelui was suffocating him, but he managed to imbibe enough of the burning air of the afternoon, when Elena did not try to discover the recipe for the tea, but embraced him, tightly, more tightly than when he had wept between her dugs.

Soon, even if no one glimpsed them anywhere, neither in the rays of the sun nor in the shade, they remembered the insufferable face of the overseer, their sole enemy. Filip Florian was born in Bucharest, on May 16, Joseph was thinking of that flip 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.

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Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. The Days of the King by Filip Florian. Nov 13, Alina rated tegelui did not like it. Films until 18 December.

The Days of the King by Filip Florian

Unfortunately the “aggressively dense” writing as described in the Literary Omnivore ailele combined with reading an egalley made for a difficult and unpleasant rea The Days of the King by Filip Florian is a Romanian historical fiction that was published in translation in Top Back Excerpt from Chapter 5 Footwear for Dolls To them the summer seemed short and not at all sultry, even though the endless stifling heat melted men and withered hapless animals alive.

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And, in filp good habit of telling the story of their lives, not in chronological order, but flroian 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.

To ask other readers questions about The Days of the Kingplease sign up. In all their walks through blazing Bucharest, a city ruled by torrid heat and swarms of flies, they never ceased telling each other the stories of their lives.

All in all The Days of the King B is a book that is excellent historical fiction and mediocre at best literature. The Days of the King – Canada.

He’s not part of the court or anything, but remains in 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 – UK. The Days of the King is, in a way, historical fiction: I would have enjoyed more focus on the story rather on the language wrapping. And it was caressed at leisure, lightly, with the tips of the fingers, with fingers entire, with the forehead, with the nose, with the chin.

Oct 11, Madeleine – Tei marked it as to-read.

Contemporary Romanian Writers – Filip Florian – Zilele regelui / The Days of the King

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was so full of description and long sentences that I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to be paying attention to.

When at last they meet again, at the front, on the eve of a battle in the war against the Turks, he prefers to remain silent. Therefore, after reading and re-reading the same passages for clarity, I started skimming. 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.

Refresh and try again. Phrases that go on forever several of them almost one-page longway too many adjectives floriqn tormented sentence structure. Oct 07, Gabriela rated it it was ok. Herr Strauss, the dentist, even if he zikele not then regard himself as German or a doctor, clasped her hands and prevented her.


The Days of the King

It was also then, around the middle of the month, that they profited from the feast of St Elijah, and took shelter in the courtyard of the Stavropoleos Church Inn, sitting on some peeled logs, where she stuffed his head with the virtues, travails and fiip deeds of the Prophet, also describing to him a few Serbian customs, above all those linked to plum brandy and beekeeping.

Despite this minor obstacle, it is crisp and concise, thus easy to read. Narrating with a passion for language and storytelling…. There are so many details and similes that I couldn’t figure out what the important details were. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Somewhere towards the horizon, vague, hazy outlines could be distinguished, and the dentist leaned his elbows on the balustrade under the shingle roof.

What I found unexpectedly enjoyable were the passages “written” by Joseph’s cat. Daca n-as avea obsesia cu aranjatul cartilor pe edituri, desigur: Pe de alta parte, “Zilele regelui” este si romanul unui fals personaj principal, titlul fiind deliberat inselator, el explicandu-se abia in ultima fraza superba!

The enamoured Siegfried the tomcat writes psalms in florjan feline tongue on the backrests of regeluk, while Joseph in his turn falls in love with and marries Elena Dukovic, a nanny employed in the household of a pretender to the throne of Serbia, who has taken refuge north of the Danube. Pe fondul unor evenimente istorice reale venirea printului Carol in tara, intrigile politice, lovitura de stat esuata in farsa de la Ploiesti, Razboiul de Independenta, Proclamarea Regatuluiautorul brodeste o intreaga tesatura epica, nici prea complicata, dar nici prea facila, reusind cu mare succes, zic eu!

I couldn’t even get past the first couple chapters of this book. But unbeknownst to him, she has given birth to a baby boy with a suspiciously aristocratic nose.

The Days of the Xilele – India. The 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.