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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Romania for the Romanians! However, users may print, download, or email judnalul for individual use. He addresses the rabid antisemitism of the former in a clear and unaffected manner, underlining its absurdity:.

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.

Prescient, complex, and profound.

Journal by Mihail Sebastian

Which they probably were. I am probably wrong. May 02, Jasmine rated it really liked it Shelves: This literary masterpiece revives the ideological debates of the interwar period through the journal of a Romanian Jewish student caught between anti-Semitism and Zionism. Like me, Sebastian was Jewish; like me, most of his friends were on the political right. Romania has it’s own fascists and their target is “the other”, the Jew, the eternal scapegoat. The parallels to US right ward lurch are ominous.

If someone set themselves up in the middle of the street to demand, let’s say, ‘Death to Badgers’ I think that would suffice to arouse some surprise among those passing by. However, by the end of the book, he sees how Jews are just the scapegoats of society, and how this is actually dangerous and must be confronted. In response to the criticism, Sebastian wrote Cum am devenit huligan How I Became a Hooliganan anthology of essays and articles depicting the manner in which For Two Thousand Years was received by the Romanian public and the country’s cultural establishment.


A revealing novel that I will read again.

Preview — Journal by Mihail Sebastian. Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nemtii si hitlerismul au crapat. 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 miyail its offices, authorities, press, institutions, laws, and procedures.

This book is about far more than war.

View all 3 webastian. Jan 16, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: From confiscation of their houses and their possessions, including radios, to outlawing practicing their professions. A dark novel comprised of journal entries of lyi Jewish man in Romania as mkhail suffers the indignities of anti-Semitism while in college and then in his career.

I absolutely have to read Sebastian’s journal ‘ I highly recommend this first, wonderful translation of For Two Lki Years for any thoughtful, patient reader. Sebastian waxes philosophical about mhiail and his own writing; God and Judaism; his beloved country of Romania; women, his peers, his professors, and family; politics, Communism and Marxism; the law and architecture his second area of study.

Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and gambling, meeting revolutionaries, zealots, lovers and libertines, he adjusts his eyes to the darkness that falls over Europe, and threatens to destroy him. Germania e prabusita – si eu traiesc. Is a ‘new dawn’ on the way? After being kicked out of his home due to the new antisemitic laws, Sebastian moved into a tenement slum where he continued his writing. May 03, Kristi rated it it was amazing. Then, while I was reading it, there was some parts that I related to so deeply specifically in terms of feeling so confined and alone to my own awareness, and thereby alienated from a lack of common understanding.


Without knowing, he wrote an impressive story of Romania.

The Fascist Years’ now that I have finished this. Yet I wish everyone would read it, as it speaks of important aspects of one’s identity. How many of us are left?


My favorite character is, of course, the Marxist, S. Although I sebasfian the novel in Romanian I will write my review in English as the book was published for the first time in English last year and I want to encourage readers to give this book a try. He was categorized as Jew and could not be anything else. Of the many trivial aspects of the Jewish sensibility, this unrestrained mourning is the most unworthy.

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The high point of the book is when a Russian soldier robs Eliade of his watch andleis – you want to stand up and cheer. Nu-mi recunosc un asemenea “Treceti la catolicism! I felt like a kind of ghost, come back to the world for a few moments.

It is an excellent chronicle of the period, written with sensitivity, critical spirit and fine humor by a very skillful author.

Sebastian’s decision to seabstian the preface prompted criticism from the Jewish community notable Jewish satirist Ludovic Halevy, for instance, referred to Sebastian as “Ionescu’s lap dog”as well as the far-right circles patronized by Ionescu and the Iron Guard. Despre oglindire ca proces de constructie relationala.