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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Return to Book Page. Following translation into Hungarian Kisujjak. She did not permit herself to remain within for more than quarter of an hour, but in that brief segment of time, as tart as a slice of strudel, they would manage to grow dizzy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mai mult, am observat si anumite influente provenite din opera lui Saramago, regasite, precum la marele portughez, in unele comentarii apodictice sau sententioase ale naratorului, dar puse “in carca” personajului principal, doctorul Joseph Strauss: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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View all 7 comments. Therefore, after reading and re-reading the same passages for clarity, Floriann started skimming. Sincere si binemeritate 5 stele It was so full of description and long sentences that I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to be paying attention to. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Days of the King

Want to Read saving…. From high above, Bucharest revealed itself in a way they could never have seen or guessed.

Things are tough all over. Personajul e perfect construit si fixat, credibil, dilema pe care o traieste la un moment dat si disponibilitatea-i de a-si risca mariajul doar pentru a pastra un secret incomod in primul rand pentru el, mai putin pentru cel care e vizat de secret si n-are habar dand o masura a caracterului sau mai mult decat corect, loial, dispus la sacrificii.

War is imminent in central Europe, but the company of a special tomcat, a guardian angel of sorts, helps him to overcome all dangers. In mod cert, acesta este si un roman de atmosfera, care surprinde inteligent si liric, pe alocuri, o fata a Romaniei dintr-o perioada cand tara “se facea”. Filip Florian Translation rights sold to: In The Days of the Kinglove and friendship, in their countless guises, traverse the last half of the Romanian nineteenth century.


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There are notes at the end of the book that explain the historical and cultural context of the novel but in an ereader without a proper table of contents built in, it’s damn near impossible to flip between the notes and the text.

His passion for scrubbers, schnapps, cards and endless conversations combine with the privileged relationship he has with the Prince, for a time.

And, in those hours together, without ever having gone upstairs, they would find plenty to do, so much so that they would forget that the days were hot and sticky. Herr Strauss, the dentist, even if he did not then regard himself as German or a doctor, clasped her hands and prevented her.

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. Hard Times suddenly feels like the book of the moment.

It was the ending however, that regelji on that extra half star for me because of what Joseph was willing to do for his largely estranged friend.

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Somewhere towards the regelki, vague, hazy outlines could be distinguished, and the dentist leaned his elbows on the balustrade under the shingle roof.

Beletristica cu iz istoric. Joseph was thinking of that fat 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. Ii lipsesc emotia, sensul si, mai ales, sufera mult la constructia personajelor.

Reading like a glorian fairy tale, Florian’s novel is translated from Romanian and, even with the helpful notes in the back, will have your reaching for your atlas and, if you have it, a book of maps of modern European wars as a history minor with geeky friends, I do have one! O carte dulce, dulceaga cu ceva coltisoare clorian ici pe colo. The Days of the King by Filip Florian is a Romanian historical fiction that was published in translation in What I found unexpectedly enjoyable were the passages “written” by Joseph’s cat.

The fury of the sun paled before the ardour of their hearts, without the dentist and the nanny being spared the torment around them: La un cu totul alt nivel, acesta este intr-o masura si romanul unei deveniri, anume cea a adevaratului personaj principal, dr. And, in their good habit of telling the story of their lives, not in chronological order, but all in a rgeelui, 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 regeui and sister had perished, consumed in a fire.


As noted above i have filkp idea of the precise reason but I incline to believe that it zlele simply a case of language incompatibility and if the author were to write directly in English he would tell the story quite differently than in this fllrian that tries to be lavish in language and succeeds only to be laborious and quite dense in a negative sense on many occasions.

First edition Sugested English Title: And so it was that for three whole weeks Miss Dukovic adored the brioche and poppy-seed cakes of Peter Bykow, crossing the threshold of his shop almost daily, after lunch, when the torpid heat was at its height.

But I appreciated his innovations in this novel, like the cat whic I appreciate it very much for the perspective of my city Bucharest and the country at the beginning of modern Romania s to s. The Days of the King – Canada.

Am I going to need to know about this girl’s back-moles or is that just filler? 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!

Angelus Nominee for Shortlist The secret is oppressive, obsessive, and the dentist chooses to look after the child without the knowledge of his wife or friends. The enamoured Siegfried the tomcat writes psalms in the feline tongue on the backrests of chairs, 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.

He simultaneously tells a fantastic, poetic story full of characters who are both out of the ordinary and completely unforgettable.

On a number of occasions, he tries to reach the Prince and communicate to him the secret, but he does not succeed.