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Inainte sa incep sa o citesc as dori sa am niste clarificari despre opinile lui Preda, prezente in carte, despre marxism; intelegand din comentarii ca autoru face si filosofie politica in carte. Intrebarea mea este cum vede el marxismul si ideologia comunista? Adrian A trait pe pielea lui ideologia comunista si o vede frontal. O priveste in ochi, daca ma intelegi! E dezgustat si revoltat pe comunism. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Nov 06, Ovidiu Sky rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone. Marin Preda is one of the most talented Romanian novelist of the XX century.
He can catch anyone with the clarity of the events that he puts in a book. In "The most beloved man on earth" he creates veritable "social fresco" as Eugen Simion quote, he amaze by the way he draws the image of that communist society.
His work, having this trumps and focusing on all social categories, touches even the skeptical reader. This novel is not "just" a story, is the Marin Preda's personal intellectual drama li Marin Preda is one of the most talented Romanian novelist of the XX century.
This novel is not "just" a story, is the Marin Preda's personal intellectual drama lived by the author behind the prison bars. El surprinde prin claritatea cu care descrie evenimentele prezentate in cartile sale. Opera sa, avind aceste atuuri si opriindu-se asupra tuturor categoriiloe sociale, se adreseaza unei mari categorii de oameni. In inchisoare rememoreaza intreaga sa viata.
View 2 comments. Mar 22, Hermine Maria added it Shelves: rumaenische-literatur. Marin Preda used such great detail and historical accuracy that left me wondering through-out the entire book Jun 29, Goe Munteanu rated it it was amazing.
Jan 27, Andrei rated it it was amazing Shelves: classics , post-wwii-romanian-authors , exquisite , romanian-classics. While I consider Preda to be the best Romanian novelist, this book is arguably his best. This is his last work, published shortly before his death. This is why I "saved the best for last" and read it after I have finished his other works.
I have encountered people saying that they won't read this book because they saw the movie that was made in the 90's. IMHO, that movie drifted away from the book, into way too much political influence. The prison episode is actually very short in the book and th While I consider Preda to be the best Romanian novelist, this book is arguably his best.
The prison episode is actually very short in the book and the rape scene does not exist. Enough with that, my message to those that judge the book based on the movie is to go read it, it will pay off! Although my favourite is "Intrusul", I must admit that this is indeed his masterpiece. It reveals a vigorous spirit and portrays the great Man in the main character of Victor Petrini.
I personally was marked by the objective depiction of love relationships and how our hero manages to rise above common feelings and finally escape the trivial traps of romance and discovers the real impulse that makes someone declare "I love you".
The action takes place in the troubled 50's in Romania, where the communists were fighting to achieve ultimate control over society and break every line that is even one grade different from their vision. The situation is not so simplistic as you might thought, Marx, Engels and Lenin were initially philosophers, while tragedy emerges from how common people suddenly promoted to key positions applied those ideas. Of course this is from the main character's point of view, not mine.
Poor execution of plans leads to even absurd conflicts. I admire how the writer moves the light towards the main character's inner world. He is a survivor and a winner in the end, although his position in society deteriorates from being a university teacher to a humble turner or a small accountant.
The conclusion of the book is somehow epic and quotes the Bible, while Petrini discovers the answer to his wonders and offers a philosophical perspective on it. You will find much philosophy in this book, but don't worry, it is fully accessible for everyone. I also want to mention some sensational humour parts spiced with sarcasm. This book was the epitome of an entire generation of post WWII writers and is a must for anybody who attends Romanian literature.
View all 5 comments. May 01, Avram Cristina rated it it was amazing Shelves: preferred. Title of the book can be understood only at the end and is a bitter irony: "the most beloved of the Earth" has no part of the love of those around, moreover, the very fate doesn't love him, all the defeats and humiliations determined him and making him an unwilling killer. May 22, Cauneac Elisa Lola rated it it was amazing. Jan 05, Bogdan rated it it was amazing Shelves: romanian.
This is definitively among the best novels ever written in Romanian. Although many argue that Marin Preda is using realism techniques from 19th century, the novel is perfectly balanced. And it is about one of the most actual topics in contemporaneity: happiness through love in a turbulent world. I really enjoyed reading it again since the last time I read, I was a teenager and this time I could understood more.
Mar 11, Amelia rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Jul 09, Anca rated it really liked it Shelves: classics. I read this book because I had to while in high-school, but I liked it so much that I actually read it in a couple of nights! Tough read, but true to the spirit of those times. Oct 31, Roxana rated it really liked it. Jeeeeeesus Mary and Joseph and all of his carpenter friends!!! This was a long one!
Fortunately a good one too. I naturally liked the love stories and I loved the depictions of living as an intellectual under communist rule. What I had a harder time with, was the depiction of his internal torment which felt like most of the second volume I couldn't really concentrate on following all the filosophy. I guess I'm not quite there yet Mar 14, Yakshaver rated it it was amazing. Loved the book, despite some unevenness. It is probably one of the most important Romanian novels, and poignant in view of the historical setting and the issues around publishing it in Ceausescu's Romania.
Mar 14, Florin Muresan rated it it was amazing. Nov 24, O rated it it was amazing. Apr 29, Roxana rated it really liked it Shelves: romanian , disturbing , abuse , communism , violence , realism.
A daring Romanian masterpiece May 17, Rose on aish rated it did not like it Shelves: romanian-literature. I hated to read this book I'm sorry that I have to say it. I had to read it for school, otherwise I wouldn't have read it NO WAY!
Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni vol4
See the full list. Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money. A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police.
Cel mai iubit dintre pământeni
Written in , it is an intricate fresco of Communist Romania and the horrors of the Stalinist era. A long epic , written in first-person , Cel mai iubit Victor Petrini, a promising intellectual in the s and a lecturer in Philosophy , seduces his best friend's wife, Matilda, who eventually becomes his wife. Nonetheless, and despite the birth of their daughter, the sexual attraction between them is exhausted shortly after their wedding. Victor is arrested by the repressive secret police the Securitate , wrongly accused of being connected to a terrorist organisation, and sentenced to prison and forced labor - the verdict constitutes a brutal end to all his projects and ideals. During his several-year-long confinement, at first in the Romanian version of the Gulag , then on a lead mine in the Northern Carpathians , he is divorced and forsaken by his wife, and hardens his character in order to survive.
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