Tuesday, February 9, 2010

bookforum.com: Romania 20 years later

From Romanian Review on Political Geography, Liviu Bogdan Vlad, Gheorghe Hurduzeu, and Andrei Josan (BAES): Geopolitical Reconfigurations in the Black Sea Area at the Beginning of the 21st Century. FromGeojournal of Tourism and Geosites, an essay onRomanian Rural Tourism between Authentic/Traditional and Modern/Contemporary. FromFTwho won the Romanian revolution? Former members of the oppressive old guard are flourishing in Bucharest’s new order. Twenty years on from the fall of Ceausescu, Romanian filmmakers are finally learning how to make people laugh about their country’s dark past. The enduring legacy of Romania's Securitate: How those who terrorized Romanians under communism continue to instill fear. Elise Hugus on Romania 20 years later: Not exactly bread and roses. A Frenchman is building a resort for well-heeled tourists among the ruins of a former communist gulag in Romania. What became of Romania's neglected orphans? A review of Dracula Is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe. Think Italy, not vampires: A fondness for the US is in Romanians' blood (and more). A Transylvanian critic takes on the popular Twilight series; Peter Baker translates from the Romanian. Liliana Hamzea (UTBv): Americanization and Discourses of National Identity in the Romanian Dilema. Ceausescu’s Romania, the drama of the ethnic Germans — all remained in Herta Muller’s memory and are in her books. A Romanian Jewish writer rediscovered: An article on Benjamin Fondane as poet, critic and filmmaker.

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