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Flying Against the Arrow: An Intellectual in Ceausescu's Romania

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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 Ceauses ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Central European University Press (first published 1995)
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Victor Morosoff
Nov 22, 2015 Victor Morosoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
H.-R. Patapievici ramane, din fericire, un dirijor spiritual pentru cei ce vor sa asculte. Iar aceasta carte nu face decat sa il recomande, inca o data, ca apartinand diferitului. 4,8/5
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Jul 08, 2016 PhiloLogos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
În siajul lui Mircea Eliade ('Romanul adolescentului miop'), şi avîndu'l în siaj pe Gabriel Brebenar ('Jurnalul unui cititor'), HRP îşi face aici cunoscută epopeea autoconstrucţiei prin cultură. Cartea este fascinantă, şi cu o mare putere de a trezi în cititor emulaţia. Aventura sculpturii de sine are la bază înţelegerea culturii ca instrument care te ajută să faci saltul pe un alt plan existenţial - un fel de metanoia laică, numită de el "schimbarea subiectului".
O carte de citit mai ales la vîr
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