(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 ·

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The author gets caught up in the mechanisms of madness, random occurrence, and the fantastical. Are we dealing with a seer or a charlatan? Excerpt from Critics about. Our old water heater has conked out.

George Bălăiță

After the death of old man Iacubovici, the hatter will, at last, work with an electric iron. Sometimes he wears a loosely knotted scarf around his neck, the ends tucked into his waistcoat. Judge Viziru will remain in Albala a long time. Novel, “George Balaita” series, Polirom,pages Copyright: His books, which have been 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 Halaita is a spectacle, which sets out to reinterpret one of the greatest writers in Romanian literature.

A dark legend springs up around this man endowed with hellish powers that he himself refuses to take seriously. The fifth reinforced with an iron rod.

Contemporary Romanian Writers – George Balaita

As a joke, ziel wagers at random on the life and death of some acquaintances. A hermit spent forty years in the wilderness meditating.

In the final two weeks, the judge will live with old man August the hatter himself. I understand, old man August the hatter will say: Since Judge Viziru will have nobody in the world the two children will have remained with his ex-wife, from whom he will have separated a few years previously, etc.

Translated by Alistair Ian Blyth. Spools of tape and balakta notebooks with yellowish densely written pages. It is a book that contains a lot of humour, and also a moral.

All rights available Book presentation In a provincial town, Antipa, a commuting functionary, is amusing himself with some friends. Our times have discovered the boundary.


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

Old man August the hatter will unplug his electric balakta. A cohabitation, with multiple meanings, between people and devils, between people who acquire devilish characteristics and devils who you sense are capable of humane acts — this is how George Balaita sums up his novel. Afterwards, but not much later, the joke took a monstrous turn. The colour of his trousers: Not far from the place where there used to stand the planked pens and sooty unplastered brick walls of the old abattoirs, where the whitish poplars ceaselessly swayed, and not far from the bank of the river where, not long after Antipa was born, the Poet used to walk, his hands behind his back, the deep pockets of his overcoat stuffed with all kinds of trifles, empty tins of unguent, coloured vials, hairpins, bits of string, shiny pebbles, corks, the tattered hem of his coat fluttering around his long legs, like banners of mocking madness.

The same as he is today, seven years hence old man August the hatter will be wearing a rather long, slightly rumpled light-coloured coat with wide lapels, a waistcoat underneath, not very wide trousers, you might even say they are narrow, quite long balakta the leg, so that from his boots almost as far as the knee they are like a corrugated tube or a concertina or something of the sort.

I read the newspapers, the old man will say, I can veorge for myself, it must be some kind of fashion, rather like boating before the First World War. When he returned to the city, all the people crowded around him and asked: In a provincial town, Antipa, a commuting functionary, is amusing himself with some friends. But who will remember old man Iacubovici the trousers maker?

They will shout upstairs: The one man knows for certain, the other man gropes in the dark, I understand. 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. He will look like this: Oho, your honour, you do have a way of putting things. Seven years hence, Judge Viziru will arrive in Albala. But the modern approach taken by writer George Balaita lends the story a ij 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.


What I would like to know is how far you can you take a joke. Cuza University in Jassy in and subsequently worked as a draughtsman, supply teacher and P. It might also suit the comical sort of nonsense they wear nowadays, a beret or ballaita flat cap, but in that case what he is doing here, upstairs with me, this man who has the air of having just alighted from a train?

Once I know how far and how much I have to joke, then I shall be rid of the fear. In a provincial town, Antipa, a commuting functionary, is amusing himself with some friends. The author geotge caught up in the baliata of madness, random occurrence, and the fantastical. They debated the question and the next day the most learned among them went to the hermit and said: It is as if the world is built anew against the backdrop of a grey provincial town, the boundaries of life and death become blurred, and the virtues of formerly life-giving language are re-dimensioned.

Were any of his old acquaintances to see Judge Viziru, he would say that seven years truly have left their mark on him. Very well then, replied the hermit calmly, life is not a well! Or there ought to be. Three days before his intended departure, he will be run over by a sixteen-tonne lorry. Granted, they were trousers of all sizes and kinds: That is what he will call them: It will grow dark.

An elderly man, he will totter forward, pick up the black travelling bag, which is chock-full douaa has thin metal handles, zille place it on a chair behind his workbench.