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Villon's wife - Osamu Dazai

Rating: ★★★★

[…] There’s something strange and frightening, like God, which won’t let me die.”
“That’s because you have your work.”
“My work doesn’t mean a thing.

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The Idol

The muffled screams echoed from crumbling stone walls. This may have been place of Christian worship once, but those days were long gone. The roof had held fast against the encroachment of nature which had all but reclaimed this land in the countless years since it was last occupied by the likes of men. 4,116 more words

The Tale of the Unknown Island by José Saramago: a thoughtful allegory on human existence and the significance of being a dreamer

José Saramago, The Tale of the Unknown Island. Illustrated by Peter Sis. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Published 1999 by Harcourt Brace & Company, 52p… 724 more words

Contemporary Fiction

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, stunningly illustrated by Ralph Steadman: a great allegory on how dictatorship, propaganda and political injustice work

George Orwell, Animal Farm. A Fairy Story. Pictures by Ralph Steadman

Published in 1995 by Secker & Warburg, London (first published in Great Britain in 1945), 180p/ In romana: Ferma animalelor, Editura Polirom… 1,015 more words

Books Translated Into Romanian

The Diary of a Madman - Guy de Maupassant

Rating: ★★★★

*An old “review” I forgot to post.

25th June. To think that a being is there who lives, who walks, who runs. A being?

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Bobok - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Rating: ★★★★

*An old review I forgot to post.

This review may have a little spoiler.


I love short stories and novellas. It’s fascinating how a writer can say so much in a few pages. 506 more words


El banquero anarquista - Fernando Pessoa

Rating: ★★★★

*An old review I forgot to post.

Encontré a Pessoa por El libro del Desasosiego. Como todavía no llegó, quise empezar a conocer a este autor (sobre el cual he leído varias opiniones y me interesó mucho) y di con Un Banquero Anarquista, que trata sobre una conversación entre dos amigos; uno de ellos, como puede deducirse, es un banquero que se denomina anarquista. 662 more words