Hardback
January 1, 1999
9789639116573
English
262
9.21 Inches (US)
6.26 Inches (US)
1.12 Pounds (US)
$75.00 USD
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Flying Against the Arrow

An Intellectual in Ceausescu's Romania

Translated from the best selling Romanian edition, Flying against the Arrow, this quasi-autobiographical book describes the life of an intellectual living under extreme political conditions, paying particular attention to the 'unbearable 80s'. 

The book vividly portrays the difficulties encountered by a young intellectual trying to shape himself under the oppressive Ceausescu regime and provides a stark depiction of a man's intellectual suffocation under hard-line socialist rule. The book's overall significance is therefore far more wideranging than just Romania or the 1980s.

Endorsements

"This is indeed a unique writing in Romanian culture, mainly owing to its quality as a moral and intellectual Bildungsroman, in effect unprecedented to this date. An exciting book, extremely inquisitive, sparkingly elegant and always freshingly invigorating."—Mihaela Lidia Irimia

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$75.00 USD

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