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Pervading the entire diary is the notion of identity. Un singur lucru apreciez la Mihail Sebastian: It had me thinking for a solid month about my own, complicated feelings, which is in itself an junalul – but more importantly, it allows Our Narrator to be a real Jewish person, warts and all.

Mihail Sebastian

He comments on his own journal and sees it as folly and his own desire to feel superior to others. The fear and dread that one day it might be him standing there, would never be far from his mind. Thank sehastian, Other Books, for bringing this work into our world.

In time these laws would drive Sebastian into poverty and often despair. It is a collection of memories, thoughts about those memories and felt so tangential. He says that he understands the first ones as they are a fact but not the latter.

Mihail Sebastian – Wikipedia

He is not particularly likable but he is very introspective, and has a lot to say about intellectualism. Open Preview See a Problem? The quality of the work did not feel linear. GNab I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, and Penguin Classics – Other Books in exchange for an honest review.

I couldn’t overcome my shyness, my shame, my fear. Without a radio, with his only source of news the German communiques, bragging about their victories, then more and more secretive as their luck turns, all Sebastian can do is speculate. It would be something if there were an antisemitic pogrom; you’d know the limits to which it might go.


I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book on a long-haul flight and give it the attention it deserves. At times he is himself an anti-Semite, or so he says, because he sees the purpose of the Jewish people as being victims, and he hates this.

Sebastian’s Journal offers not only a chronicle of the darkest years of European anti-Semitism but a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social life, a reader’s notebook, and a music lover’s journal.

The first part described the persecution the Jew students had to endure at the university while the last part deals with the internal torment of the narrator when he discovers that some of his oldest friends are anti-Semites. Prescient, complex, and profound. My impression was that Hungary, from where hundreds of thousands of Jews were taken to be murdered, was far worse.

For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian

My own set is broken, but snatches of the broadcast drift up from the floor below, or maybe from across the way. This book asks pertinent questions around ‘What is a human being? The whipsawing had a bad effect on Sebastia This is a powerful one-man play drawn from the journals of Mihail Sebastian, a Romanian Jewish writer who lived in Romania when the country became more fascist, prior to the Second World War, then began vacillating as the Nazis began losing the war, etc.

The book came to me as a surprise. Si pentru mine ramane cel mai onest caracter si cel mai fin observator al epocii sale. Jan 16, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: This is at times a writer’s journal – chronicling brilliantly Sebastian’s battle and frustration with his writing – a comedic look at the inhabitants of Theatre World and those writers and ‘intellectuals’ that hover around the edges of fame and power in a country that would veer from one political coup to another in short spaces of time, and, importantly a testament to the human spirit and desire to keep going no matter what the blows.

This abstract may be abridged. And so are his doubts about writing when other people are murdered.


Subiectivitate si obiectivitate in Jurnalul lui Mihail Sebastian

As for the mass of people, they are jubilant. The narrator has to deal with rampant antisemitism while a student, and, scarily, he almost seems to sebastia it – he has an I absolutely loved this novel – which I assume is highly autobiographical – about a young Jewish Romanian making his way in the s and s. Mihail Sebastian, born Iosif Hechter, was a Romanian playwright, essayist, journalist and novelist. I laughed and agreed The narrator was great, Simon Vance and was the only reason that I was able to listen to this book.

To cling so stubbornly to this life, to renounce all else so as not to give it up, to choke it with your desperate love, to believe yourself lost when you have lost it – such a terrible inability to rise above it. With a wide range of characters, each largely different from the other, he brings together the seebastian school of political beliefs in a conflict ecosystem.

The publication of Journal also allowed Mihail Sebastian’s name and works to be thrust back into the spotlight in Romania and he’s now regarded with respect. The whipsawing had a bad effect on Sebastian, though he did manage to survive the war, while many other Romanian Jews did not. Journal by Mihail Sebastian.

He is isolated on the basis of being Jewish, and throughout the book he grapples with his sense of Jewish identity. Sep 16, Ana-Maria mohail it it was amazing Shelves: Nemtii si hitlerismul au crapat. Mysjkin voor uitgeverij Vleugels. That makes me a Jew, and a Romanian. Above all, nurnalul is a measured but blistering account of the major Romanian intellectuals, Sebastian’s friends, writers and thinkers who were mesmerised by the Nazi-fascist delirium of Europe’s ‘reactionary revolution’.

Yet it contains refferences to so many people thought to be great in post-Communism Romania.