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The Romanian rhapsody : an overlooked corner of Europe
Fernandez, Dominique.
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Rhapsodie roumaine. English
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New York : Algora Pub., 2000.
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241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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DR210 .F4713 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Fernandez and Ferranti uncover a tantalizing blend of German efficiency and Latin nonchalance, French literature and Gypsy music, Western rationalism and Oriental mysteries. Attentive and precise, they dig beneath the somber heritage of communism to reach the deep roots of a European country about which so little is known.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
In Romania, As In Italyp. 9
Heading Eastp. 15
Waste and Impotence: Why is Romania so Dilapidated?
Maramurfshp. 27
Baia Mare: An Absurd Breakfast
Ocna Sugatac: An Open Air Mass
Sapintza: A Satirical Cemetery
Leud: A Pig among the Tombs
A Village: The Age of Wood
In Bogdan Voda: A Meal in the Countryside
The Folkloric Lifestyle Meets the Modern Election Campaign
Borsha: A Hotel Nightmare
The Monasteries Of Bukovinap. 45
A Corner of Byzantine Europe
The Churches
Themes and Symbols of the Murals
The Blue of Voronets
A Night in Sucevitsa
OEdipus Rexp. 67
George Enescu's Native Home
Analysis of His Opera
The Shepherd, an Emblematic National Figure
Moldovap. 75
Churches and Monasteries of lashi
Creanga, A Storyteller
Returning via Kishinau, to Moldova
A Village of Gypsics
Dobrovats, A Hermitage in the Countryside
The Jewish Cemetery of lashi
Brailap. 97
Evocation of Panait Istrati
Istrati, First European Intellectual to Denounce the Soviet System
Braila Today: The Charm of the Orient
Life at the River's Edge
New Silos on the Danube
German Efficiency, Romanian Complacency