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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I highly recommend this first, wonderful translation of For Two Thousand Years for sevastian thoughtful, patient reader. Jul 26, Conny rated it liked it Shelves: I liked the beginning of this book, the way that it conveyed the difficulty of getting a university education as a Jew in Romania between the wars. I don’t want to die of shame.

That, in a way, was how it was excused. The publication of Journal also allowed Mihail Sebastian’s name and jutnalul to be thrust back into the spotlight in Romania and he’s now regarded with respect. I think, however, that it is something we have accustomed ourselves to do here, in the ghetto.

Subiectivitate si obiectivitate in Jurnalul lui Mihail Sebastian

Published February 25th by Penguin Classics first published I see myself in London, as an editor at the BBC for forty pounds a month, or working all day at the British Museum and spending misty holidays somewhere by the sea.


I know when I am going to read his other works, it will feel strange, knowing the process of creation. But until then the dusk will be slowly gathering over all I have loved and love still. It will go into my jurnall bookcase to read again at leisure.

Some years later, after the narrator has established himself as an architect, he seeks to understand the anti-Semitism of a colleague: We follow the narrator thorough different stages of his life, mhail to Everyone disapproves and feels indignant — but at the same time everyone is a cog in the huge antisemitic factory that is the Romanian state, with all its offices, authorities, press, institutions, laws, and procedures.

I believe it was always there, only that now people are happy they found again excuses for their beliefs. We have ssebastian deal with sanctimonious, holier-than-thou friends and family. Adolescenta, de la haos pubertar la redescoperirea obiectului.

I feel an old weariness, and everywhere I go Pui carry my incurable loneliness around with me. The narrator was great, Simon Vance and was the only reason that I was able to listen to this book. His reaction is never to fight back or to defend himself, and in the end he determines that every generation finds a reason to hate or fear because “the Jew has a metaphysical obligation to be detested”.


Journal by Mihail Sebastian

Sep 14, Dan Friedman rated it really liked it. These diaries have been compared to the Victor Klemperer diaries – don’t believe it. He does not consider himself a Zionist, tries not to get into fights as his other Jewish zebastian and struggles against the inclination sebastiah feel persecuted. Then, the pogroms start, WW2 starts as well after a while, he and his family become targets and everything changes.

Nearly all the men were well dressed, calm, exuding comfort and self-confidence. I am probably wrong. Dec 27, Inderjit Sanghera rated it really liked it.

Subiectivitate si obiectivitate in Jurnalul lui Mihail Sebastian – Kent Academic Repository

In time these laws would drive Sebastian into poverty and often despair. I stay alone at home, with a powerful radio, an automatic gramophone, and hundreds of records of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Return to Book Page.

It’s hard to believe that this is the first English translation of Sebastian’s gem of a novel. Want to Read saving…. Where can I direct my gaze?

Romania during the s and 30s. But the progrom in his own city is no speculation.