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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The Days of the King – Canada. It was as though he too was waiting to be rid of painful gums. Nov 13, Alina rated it did not like it. What impresses most is how Florian 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. Apr 14, Danielle rated it did not like it. In The Days of the Kinglove and friendship, in their countless guises, traverse the last half of the Romanian nineteenth century.

Open Preview See a Problem? When the skimming didn’t seem to hinder my understanding any, I decided to stop reading. 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. The brief description and the glorious cover art intrigued me.

Unfortunately the “aggressively dense” writing as described in the Literary Omnivore review combined with reading an egalley made for a difficult and unpleasant rea The Days of the King by Filip Florian is a Romanian historical fiction that was published in translation in Excerpt from Critics about.

An amazing old story about a king, a cat and a dentist. Thence he pulled out a gilded watch, with a chain, on the back of whose lid two names were engraved, Gertrude and Irma. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Oct 05, Carol rated it liked it. 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!

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At the age of thirty-two and a halfhe felt old, but that thought quickly shattered, allowing him to imagine and to hope that the measureless time to come would laugh in the face of his past. And so, thanks to his lather brush, razor and scissors, to his prattle during the moments when the cheeks of the warden were filling up with foam, and the bristles were vanishing between the thin, narrow blade, the two were able to climb to the top of the tallest structure in the city.

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It was the ending however, that tacked on that extra half star for me because of what Joseph was willing to do for his largely estranged friend. O calatorie interesanta in perioada regelui Carol I alaturi de Joseph Strauss, dentistul, si simpaticul sau motan, Siegfried, care ne arata si o alta latura a monarhiei in spatiul romanesc. He felt a dreadful pain in his chest, it was suffocating him, but he managed to imbibe enough of the burning air of the afternoon, when Elena did not try to discover the recipe for the tea, but embraced him, tightly, more tightly than when he had wept between her dugs.

Translated by Alistair Ian Blyth.

The Days of the King by Filip Florian

Oct 30, Stefan rated it liked it. Although they had never ascended to the first floor of his redbrick house, Joseph decided one morning, while draining a cup of tea, that it was, at last, time for his two loves to meet. Phrases that go on forever several of them almost one-page longway too many regrlui and tormented sentence structure. Before them was a long lane and the future, gentle and overrun with fliip flurry of drying sheets, as the dentist had been hoping, mysterious and resounding with the prattle of children, in the imagination of Miss Dukovic, but first they would have to traverse the weeks at the tail-end of summer and, before that, to bring to a close that day which rested under the sign of fire, at least because it was torrid, if not because of the story of the devastating fire.

There, where everything florlan white with flour dust, she would await the dentist, the healer of her heart, if not her gums, sitting on a clean, checked blanket, laid over a heap of sacks.

An understanding of Prussian and Romanian history will help too. Orthofer17 July Zilele regelui promitea regrlui ca subiect: From the description of the finance issues surrounding the building of the Romanian railro Reading like a long 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 reelui To ask other readers questions about The Days of the Kingplease sign up.

Pe de alta parte, “Zilele regelui” este si romanul unui fals personaj principal, titlul fiind deliberat inselator, el explicandu-se abia in ultima fraza superba!


These years cover a time when Romania made the transition from a loose assemblage of separate regions nominally part of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires to being relatively consolidated into an independent state; Prince Carl — born in Germany as Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen — was the outsider brought in to run things. He simultaneously tells a fantastic, poetic story full of characters who are both out of the ordinary and completely unforgettable.

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.

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They felt good, warm, they found no reason to rush. 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 floorian household of a pretender to the throne of Serbia, who has taken refuge north of the Danube.

Aug 18, Sarah Sammis rated iflip it was ok Shelves: This book is set in the mid s in Romania and tells the story of a dentist in Prussia who befriends a man who is then elevated to be the ruler of Romania and so the two relocate to Romania. I would have enjoyed more focus on the story rather on the language refelui.

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. Oct 05, Cheryl rated it liked it.

The Days of the King by Filip Florian. Spun asta pentru ca “Zilele regelui” e a doua carte de el pe care am incercat s-o citesc, insa, spre deosebire de “Toate bufnitele” una dintre cele trei carti pe care le-am abandonat in cariera-mi de cititor incercatcartea prezenta e o mica bijuterie romanesca, asa cum remarca si Radu Cosasu pe coperta patru.

Someone recommended this book to me, and I wanted to love it, but it just didn’t happen for me.