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Adrian Alui Gheorghe

Biography

Adrian Alui Gheorghe was born on 6 July 1958. He is a graduate of the Philology Faculty of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Jassy. In 2004 he was awarded a Doctorate in Philology for his thesis Unaging Death and the Tragic Sentiment of Time. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal for Cultural Merit in the rank of Officer, Category A. He has been an honorary citizen of Piatra Neamt since 2005. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, plays and journalism. In 2001 he received the Prize of the Union of Romanian Writers for his collection of poems Fallen Angel. The Jassy branch of the Union of Writers has bestowed on him numerous prizes for his poetry, prose and essays. He is also the recipient of the Balkanica Prize for poetry (Braila, 2010), among others. His prose works...

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Novel, Cartea Romaneasca, 2014, 304 pages

Copyright: Cartea Romaneasca

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Book presentation

Laika may well be the long-awaited novel of the Romanian Revolution, a book that is simultaneously tragic and comic, written with verve and humour. The story flows so naturally that you get the feeling you have gone back in time and are laughing at the naivety and enthusiasm with which you once got caught up in history. The subject is challenging: the Romanian Revolution as it unfolded in a hospital for nervous diseases. Who wins? How does the small society of patients, genuine and imagined, react? The hearty laugh with which you parted with the past seems to be the healthiest answer. It is a book as a form of therapy.

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