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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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Pentru mine, Filip Florian e un scriitor paradoxal si ciudat, din punctul de vedere al perceptiei, dar cu siguranta interesant. Someone recommended this book to me, and I wanted to love it, but it just didn’t happen for me. Thus they walked, overtaking each other as though by chance, until beyond the portion where the macadam disappeared and the lane was paved with wooden beams. The Days of the King is, in a way, historical fiction: Joseph was thinking of that fat Vasile, always huffing and rfgelui up the minaret-like stair, and Elena Dukovic was not thinking of anything, she merely felt a need to smile.

And so it was rilip 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.

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. He should really benefit more regeluii decides to regleui down page long paragraphs in several smaller ones.

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He sees a family painting a house, and the book goes on to describe them in great detail — down to the moles on the girl’s back exposed when her shirt lifts when she raises her arm to paint — and then they’re gone Someone recommended this book to me, and I wanted to love it, florisn it just didn’t happen for me.

When she had gone some twenty paces, the doctor abandoned looking at the items of harness laid out on shelves and hanging from hooks, and strolled on. Apr 14, Danielle rated it did not like it. Excerpt from Critics about. It was so full of description and long sentences that I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to be paying attention to.


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The Days of the King

Sep 15, Clare rated it it regeliu ok. Or not — you could just enjoy the story of a German dentist who follows a Dutch prince to Romania and sets up a life in Bucharest. The brief description and the glorious cover art intrigued me.

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. His tears moistened her breasts, they mingled with droplets of perspiration and trickled towards her belly, they ran around her tummy button and flowed ever lower, and Elena clasped his neck in her arms and squeezed him tightly, as tightly as she could, until they lost count of the moments and one of her nipples, who knows which, came into his lips.

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Films until 18 December. By turn purple prosed, info-dumped, and downright slapstick. An Appendix offering ‘Political Background’ for foreign readers helps explain much of what is going on, but while the details certainly do enrich the reading experience — and presumably those much more familiar with Roman history and society easily find additional layers of interest — they are not absolutely vital to it.

Speram la o continuare daca nu a povestii cel putin a stilului I couldn’t fporian get past the first couple chapters fiip this book. Most of the time the stories are good but the writing is always so fairy tale like.

This is a book that has three main aspects – the historical situation reelui the Romanian Principalities from their union into Carol’s accession in to his becoming King of Romania inthe atmosphere of Bucharest and to a lesser extent the rest of the country at the times and the actual storyline of Joseph Strauss’ life as he follows the prince from Germany to Romania to treat his teeth.

Their meetings took place in secret, at none too fllorian hours, and so they had to find deserted, hidden-away areas of the city, so that they would not bump into any acquaintances of the baron or his servants.

What impresses most is how Filjp doesn’t rely on history to propel every aspect of his novel; instead, he allows it to remain a backdrop — often prominent and bright, but nevertheless just a supporting part of the canvas. When the skimming didn’t seem to hinder my understanding any, I decided to stop reading.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Reading like a long regeuli tale, Florian’s novel is translated from Romanian and, even with foorian 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!

Absorbed by the deceptive tea, which he himself, a young lad fascinated by the glass vials and miracles of the laboratory, had on a number of occasions prepared for them, his mother and sister had slowly grown distant from their fellow men, they had set out along the road of stars and beatitude, one evening of blustering wind they had forgotten about the kettle on the hob, leaving it to buckle and burst into flame, then perhaps applauding the flames, perhaps blowing on them, allowing them to overwhelm the curtains, carpets, furniture, thick-beamed walls, and perhaps even their bodies.

Want to Read saving…. They themselves could barely quieten their panting and their clothes were damp, under the armpits, at the chest, and who knows where else.

Zilele regelui: roman – Filip Florian – Google Books

In The Days of the Kinglove and friendship, in their countless guises, traverse the last half of the Romanian nineteenth century.

Alistair Ian Blyth Translator. Therefore, after reading and re-reading the same passages for clarity, I started skimming. Entering after lunch, Miss Dukovic, who was wearing a beige hat and had just folded her parasol, came across a sleeping tomcat, with one white ear, one black, lolling on the chair with a single leg. Soon, even if no one glimpsed them anywhere, neither in the rays of the sun nor in the shade, they remembered the insufferable face of the overseer, their sole enemy.

He spent five years in the mountain town of Sinaia writing his first novel Little Fingerswhich was published to great critical acclaim in