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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It had me thinking for a solid month about my own, complicated feelings, which is in itself mihaol achievement – but more importantly, it allows Our Narrator to be a real Jewish person, warts and all.
No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. At the university he deals with anti-Semitism in the form of physical attacks, and a few years later he discovers that even the friends and colleagues he gets on with harbour deeply-rooted anti-Semitic feeling. It is still a good book to read to get some idea of what it was like for Jews prior to the Holocaust but it did try my patience.
The novel moves at a leisurely pace, recounting events and conversations; not a particularly sympathetic hero–he carouses and contemplates his life and future–but journal luu provide an intimate glimpse into his life; issues centered on anti-Semitism but also conversations about Communism and Zionism; set in Romania between WWI and II, A dark novel comprised of journal entries of a Jewish man in Romania as he suffers the indignities of anti-Semitism while in college and then in his career.
Do not all these people feel it, see it, know it? When listenening to the long anti-Semitic rants of his friends which proposed murder and deporatation at the timehe could be both detached, proud of his friendship, and could outdo them in social rank after all, he, Sebastian, was invited to sebstian at the Prince and Princess Bibesco’s country place, while hius wouldbe Jewkillers remained hopelessly middle-class.
At any moment, however formally, you could appeal to the authority of the state: He is isolated on the basis of being Jewish, and throughout the uurnalul he grapples with his sense of Jewish sebastina. Such a book is further proof of why we read, to feel less alone, to know others have felt as you do in the bare jurnakul of existing. His journal was discovered and published in The first and the last part one were for me the most important moments of the novel.
The parallels to US right ward lurch are ominous. Een vergeten klein meesterwerk uit de Roemeense literatuur. Sebatian birth, the narrator thought of himself Romanian, a man of the Danube.
Sebastian “decided xebastian take the only intelligent revenge”  and publish the preface, which only heightened the controversy.
I believe it was always there, only that now people are happy they found again excuses for their beliefs. It is also about literature. Jan 21, Oryx rated it liked it.
Mihail Sebastian – Wikipedia
To read Journal is to read not only an important historical and social document but to read how a talented writer managed to endure some true hardships without losing his honesty and dignity and a sense that, someday, he would see things set right. He repeatedly offers the double standards, the ironies and the questions.
It follows a young Jewish Romanian man in college and throughout his career as an architect, but mostly it is about the anti-Semitism that pervades the culture, Zionism, and the upheaval that almost leads to revolution but then turns darkly into a renewed anti-Semitism. What I recall with a gleam is reading it at various cafes in Louisville, coinciding with Sebastian’s descriptions of the myriad cafes in Bucharest.
Great snapshot of Romania, its self-image, and its problems. We follow the narrator thorough different stages of his life, from to The whipsawing had a bad effect on Sebastian, though he did manage to survive the war, while many other Romanian Jews did not. Treceti cat mai repede la catolicism!
Nearly all the men were well dressed, calm, exuding comfort nurnalul self-confidence. Maybe it’s because all those other books from the same time were edited and cleaned up by their own authors.
David Auburn, Jurnalul lui Mihail Sebastian, r. Cristina Bejan
This is our country, not theirs. Already the number of Jews murdered since June is more than a hundred thousand. The first and hardest lesson is absorbing the fact that Mihail expects and accepts the bullying and harassment lji encounters at school and on the streets without resentment.
The few rays of optimism, desire for social acceptance, and wishes for social and political comity that range through For Two Thousand seem tragic in retrospect. A must read for cultural diversity activists. I absolutely loved this novel – which I assume is highly autobiographical – about a young Jewish Romanian making his way in the s and s. When Mihail is writing about Romania, current events, or his main character’s associates the book is interesting.
Dec 02, Tony rated it really liked it.
They take the bread from our mouths; they exploit and smother us. What remains from those years is not only the bloodied heads, the careers that were made and a steady engagement with anti-Semitism, but also a revolutionary spirit, a seed of a sincere rebellion against the world in which we live.
To ask other readers questions about Journalplease sign up. View all 3 comments. The narrator of this book is a young Jewish architecture student trying to make a living and a career amidst threats, slaps, kicks and punches. Psihoterapia pe scaunul clientului si slow psychotherapy.
Orice, orice, absolut orice e posibil. There is a lot out there to read in an effort to understand about World War II from the aspect of Europeans who suffered through these hard times.
Am stiut totdeauna, pana in adancul inimii, ca as fi murit bucuros, ca sa grabesc macar cu o fractiune de milimetru prabusirea Germaniei. I was delighted to find my skis and sticks again at Zoe’s, hidden in her loft some three years ago when we were ordered to hand our skis in to the police.