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In noul sau roman, Catalin Dorian Florescu povesteste viata Zairei, o foarte pretuita papusareasa in Romania anilor '60, din preajma celui de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial si pana in vremurile noastre. Este o fascinanta calatorie intre Europa de Est si America si totodata povestea unei iubiri imposibile care supravietuieste deceniilor. Zaira creste pe o mosie din Romania anilorIn noul sau roman, Catalin Dorian Florescu povesteste viata Zairei, o foarte pretuita papusareasa in Romania anilor '60, din preajma celui de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial si pana in vremurile noastre. Este o fascinanta calatorie intre Europa de Est si America si totodata povestea unei iubiri imposibile care supravietuieste deceniilor. Zaira creste pe o mosie din Romania anilor '30 sub ocrotirea unei bunici mandre si a varului ei Zizi care, incercand sa-i aline singuratatea, ii insufla pasiunea pentru teatru. Razboiul si fascismul, apoi venirea comunistilor schimba dramatic soarta familiei. Singura iubire patimasa din viata ei esueaza. O fuga primejdioasa - prin Praga - ii poarta pe Zaira, pe sotul si pe fiica ei pana in America. Fire luptatoare si tenace, dar si plina de omenie, Zaira reuseste sa-si construiasca o existenta si printre straini insa nu ajunge sa fie fericita. Dupa multi ani, totul se naruieste. La batranete, ea are curajul sa se intoarca in patrie. Cu un suflu narativ considerabil, palpitant si cu un final surprinzator, romanul contureaza imaginea unei epoci pline de conflicte dramatice. Catalin Dorian Florescu povesteste in ritm alert, cu expresivitate si forta, despre soarta unei femei care, in ciuda tuturor piedicilor, isi asculta glasul launtric intr-un secol al razboaielor si al violentei....

Title : Zaira
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ISBN : 9789734623990
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 456 Pages
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  • Pečivo
    2018-10-17 01:18

    Po přečtení Jákob se odhodla milovat sem čekal od tydle knížky minimálně 4 hvězdičky. Trochu sem se zděsil 500ti stránek, ale nakonec sem si řek, ze svůj cíl reading challenge 2015 (2 knihy za rok) jsem už letos splnil a tudíž si todle mužů dovolit.Příběh rumunské dívky od jejího útlého dětství až po jeji návrat ve stavu staré baby (70 let) domu, popisuje celej její osud od mladi na panství v Rumunsku od zacatku 20. Století. Rumuni jsou něco jako my Češi, kam vítr, tam plášť. Nejdřív s Němcema, pak proti Němcům a pozor - kniha obsahuje tanky a tudiz je to 10/10. Zaira vyrůstá bez matky, která se kurvi nekde v Bukurešti a bez otce, kterej kurvi nekdě nějaký rusky vesnice ve jménu krále. I tak je rodina velmi bohatá (děda par let zpátky ukrad babku ve Španělsku) a ma spoutu sluzebnejch. Pak ale přijdou komousi (Němci už tam byli, viz vejš) a ze sluzebnejch na jejich dvoře se stane vládnoucí třída. Tím pádem Zaira utíká do Bukurešti, kde se už jako puberťačka schovává u svoji matky.Záhy zjisti, ze její velké nadáni jsou loutky. Tak hraje v divadle pro děti a zamiluje se do ni jeden teplej ministr, kterej si ji chce jen jako vzít, protože teplo se za komoušů netolerovalo. Zároveň se ale do Zairy zamiluje její kolega z divadla! No to me poser záda, sem si říkal!! Ty pyčo, jak todleto dopadne?? Jelikož kniha nebyla přeložena do češtiny, mužů spoilerovat. Ten loutkář ji naprcá, narodí se ji dcera, ale Zaira se rozhodne vychovat ji bez jejího otce, protože ten strašně leje. Tak si najde jinyho tejpka a s nim se rozhodne emigrovat do Ameriky. Je to tak okolo roku 1968, protože utíkají přes Prahu, kde - pozor - se tou dobou proháněj TANKY!! Po příjezdu do washingtonu (3, část knihy, která je rozdělena na 3 části), začne Zaira vařit v restauraci. Většinou vaří jídlo. Sem tam nějaká polivka. Zajímavý ale je, že celou dobu (asi deset let) její dcera prcá jejího manžela, tudíž svého nevlastního otce. Zajímavý na tom je to, že to po 100 stranách přijde tak neuvěřitelně nečekaně, ze sem si musel udělat kakao, abych z toho večer usnul. Florescu popisuje vztahy v rodině tak nenuceně, že klimax, kterej třeba Barnes v Sense of an Ending buduje tak okatě, aby si toho všimla i moje teta, sem vůbec nečekal. Závodně čtu knihy od 5 let a toto se mi jeste nestalo. To ale jeste neni konec. Potom co se Zaira tohle dozví, se zhroutí a začne lejt. Kniha je sama o sobě velmi sympatická už jen díky tomu, ze tam všichni furt lejou. Nicméně zpět k příběhu - Potom dostane dopis z Rumunska, ze by se měla vrátit, ze tam na ni čeká překvapeni. Hned sem si šel pro jistotu udělat druhy kakao. A vyplatilo se - v Rumunsku už neni komunismus, ale jeden 80ti letej bejvalej vysoce postavenej komunista ji začne v baru vyprávět, ze jako malej se rozhodl celou její rodinu zlikvidovat, protože dělal se svým otcem u nich na statku a oni jeho otce nechali zemřít. Bum.

  • Carla
    2018-11-05 01:07

    A strange story of a strong woman, first in Romania and later in the United States. She grows up in a land owner's family, raised without her mother but by her other mothers: her aunt, her grand mother and Zizi, her (male) cousin. Zizi is like an artist, plays made up stories and different roles. Zaira's mother comes and goes, and her father is even more unknown to her. This all changes when the war (Second World War) is over and when the communists come. No longer land owners, Zaira now lives with her parents, then gets married with a youth friend whom she promised to marry. Inspired by Zizi, she starts a career at a puppet theatre and becomes a star player. There she falls in love with Traian. She wants to marry him but he loves the bottle more (and having seen Zizi dying of alcohol). She gets pregnant of him but never tells Traian. Young mother of Ioanna, she meets Robert whom she doesn't love but is stable and reliable. She marries him and after some events escapes the country to the United States. In this country they start a new life, but Zaira finds it difficult and fights a lot with her daughter (who wants to know more about her father and hates her mother for not telling him). She becomes a chef cook in a restaurant and all seems to get better, but then the book takes a turn. I sort of saw this coming, it's like only Zaira doesn't see it, people around her hint but she doesn't understand them. The last part is a bit bizarre, but it ends (back in Romania) probably well (we can only guess). I'm not sure if I liked the person Zaira. Like some people in the book say, she lives in the past, reminds everybody of people that are no longer there and they have never met. I think she must be difficult with her sharp tongue and negativity. But there are many who seem to love her, or maybe they are blinded by her looks. Strange but impressive story, with pieces of history of a country that I don't know much about.Read in Dutch. 2015 books #7

  • Alexandra Vasiac
    2018-11-15 01:12

    Impressive story, beautifully written. Days after I finished it, Zaira, Zizi, Traian, Eugene are still with me.

  • Tz Zek
    2018-11-14 03:59

    O carte care isi merita locul in orice biblioteca!

  • Marija
    2018-11-07 01:00

    I don't remember how this book got to my hands. At the beginning I was reading it just to read, wasn't catchy at all, but my patience won and now I must say that this book is one of my favourites for its main characters cynicism, creativity, and persistence. I am stunned by the author's – man's – capability to portray a woman and her feelings so deeply although easy to understand, his capability to make a reader love her, pity her and laugh at her. All at once.

  • Liviu
    2018-10-29 05:54

    "Prima călătorie ameţitoare din viaţa mea a fost aceea prin mama. Cînd m-a văzut în braţele mătuşii, cleioasă şi cu ţeasta ascuţită, a ţipat: „Da’ e foc de urîtă!“. Mătuşa a potolit-o, şi-a pus mîinile pe capul meu şi mi l-a modelat cu atenţie. A nimerit-o. E meritul ei că mai tîrziu toţi bărbaţii pe care i-am cunoscut au vrut numaidecît să se însoare cu mine. Poate că unele lucruri ar fi fost mai puţin complicate dacă aş fi avut capul ca un ou. Aş fi acum o fată bătrînă, pe deplin împăcată. Sau neîmpăcată, dar asta n-aş recunoaşte-o nicicum."From the beginning paragraph (above) to the blow your mind twists at the end - one (the second) maybe predictable to some extent, but the other (the first) just unbelievable and actually so foreshadowed in small details before - the book just sparkles. The novel is a first person narration by the title character Zaira, born in 1928 and only child of a Romanian well to do ("small boyar") farmer's daughter (who lives and parties in the capital Bucharest with her many lovers) and an army officer (who is away all the time in army camps), raised on the family estate by her Catalan grandmother (the story of how she was bought at 15 by Zaira's grandfather on a business trip to Spain is one of the early highlights of the novel), her physician aunt (whose lawyer husband deserted her on the birth of their son Zizi some 20 years before Zaira's birth) and her cousin Zizi who is now the "man" of the farm after his grandfather dies - though in all important matters the grandmother "bunica" decidesGiven a Persian name and growing wild with her cousin who took her with him in his daily farm business from an early age, Zaira suffers an accident when the horse she and Zizi were riding gets injured and in the process kills elder Dumitru, the crier of the estate and earns the permanent hate of his son Dumitru the younger for her family; while confined to bed like Zizi (injured too), her cousin starts making wooden characters and from there it she develops her lifelong love of marionettes and her skills that will later make her one of the most famous practitioner of such in Romania; also "the hands" will become the most important body part for her and she will judge all her men by their hands...Anyway, the war comes, later communism, the estate is taken away and Dumitru the younger returns as the big shot communist avenger...Later Zaira marries her childhood friend Paul (who nevertheless earlier spit on her and her family at the ritual humiliation the communists led by Dumitru forced and not only as some did it for pleasure, the estate villagers to offer Zaira's family when the communists came to take the land and evict them) but she does not like his hands and she soon leaves him for a colleague at the marionette theater, Traian who will be the love of her life but who unfortunately is also alcoholic and Zaira (justifiably) has bad memories of such...And so it goes...Divided into 4 parts:"The wild (giddy, dizzy) ride begins""Cheating men""Escape with the cat""An American life"the novel is just astounding and after the twists at the end definitely requires a second reading to see how masterfully the author inserted the clues Definitely a top 25 novel of the year and depending on how it will stay in my memory, it could be even #1

  • Ana
    2018-11-04 05:13

    I have mixed feelings about this book: not a 3-star, but definitely not a 4-star reading either. It was like one of those bad movies that you end up watching, because zapping landed you there. The plot was quite catchy, given being its references to the interwar life of the landlords and peasants, the development of fascism, World War II and the fall of the "aristocracy" during the communist regime in Romania, but it had too many cheesy turns. Not sure if it's the story itself or the way the story is told.On another note, It was surprising to find out that there really was a Zaira and the story, although fictional, was based on actual events.http://ziarero.antena3.ro/articol.php...

  • Francisco
    2018-11-10 23:16

    Una visión, cuanto menos original, de la realidad que desconocemos desde este extremo de Europa.Intimismo, fantasía y poesía mezclados para una narración que evoluciona junto con el personaje de manera clara.

  • Carmen
    2018-10-19 00:53

    O carte complexa,o recomand !