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 understood the ending with its ramblings on anti semitism as an eternal curse and the contrast between stay and eke out a living or leave for the unknown that is Palestine. Un jurnal de o sinceritate dezarmanta, scris fiind fara intentia de a fi publicat. With the excellent fresh writing of what is essentially a diary of one of my favourite underrated writers? Even the real-life component: My favorite character is, of course, the Marxist, S.

For Two Thousand Years

It wasn’t on my reading list. I couldn’t overcome my shyness, my shame, my fear. But the progrom in his own city is no speculation. The LibraryThing meter was correct, I would not like this book. 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 lyi set right.


Apr 03, Meghan Rosenbaum rated it it was amazing. Orice, orice, absolut orice e posibil. People he had known for years insulted him to his face and then acted as if nothing had happened.

Mihail Sebastian

A must read for cultural diversity activists. 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.

View all 28 comments. Although surrounded by politically-sanctioned and accepted anti-Semitism, the narrator rejects what he views as the limits of Zionism. I was angry to hear him accept that he would be beaten.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Why do you—so critical in architecture and so rigorous about every fact and affirmation. In his Journalthere are many references to various classical composers and reviews of radio broadcast concerts.


Not very sympathic writer in difficult proza. Despre emotii si dolii in filmul “Intors pe dos”. It’s hard to believe that this is the first English translation of Sebastian’s gem jurnakul a novel. Underlying For Two Thousand Years are the reflections of a young Jewish intellectual coming of age in the politically chaotic interwar period in Romania.

Recommended by Tyler Cowen here: Dar aici, acum, nu pot fi altceva. It records the mounting persecution he endured and documents the disdain former friends began showing him in Romania’s increasingly antisemitic sociopolitical landscape. Open Preview See a Problem?

Sebastian’s are not in the same league, trivial, far more interesting because of the charming personality of the author than because of anything he could describe – but it is a document of the highest interest to the student – I should say, to the pursuer – of assimilation.


He goes on to say that he is not anti-Semite but there is a danger of the Jew spirit and as a Romanian, he has to protect himself. What he says about Zionism is uncannily predictive of what has actually happened to Luk.

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Apr 01, David rated it really liked it. In the book, he answered his critics by holding up a mirror to their prejudice, detailing and assailing the claims of both his right-wing and left-wing detractors.

He has no glory or condemnation to speak of. I stay alone at home, with a powerful radio, an automatic gramophone, and hundreds of records of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Quotes from Journal He xebastian indifferent to the strong political mindsets of his peers, and seems to wish that he could simply “be” without reference to a social, religious, or ethnic category.


We follow the narrator thorough different stages of his life, from to May 31, Miruna Caragheorgheopol rated it it was amazing. All while managing to keep a soft, almost translucent aura to it even though its heavily charged with radical political and social ideas. The number of beatings they endure is almost a matter of pride, and these are suffered on the basis that this too will pass.

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