The Forest of the Hanged

The Forest of the Hanged

The Forest of the Hanged


Forest of the Hanged

A World War I soldier is torn between his duty, his country, and his conscience in this work of “classic war fiction” (Books Monthly).

Forest of the Hanged

Forest of the Hanged

A World War I soldier is torn between his duty, his country, and his conscience in this work of “classic war fiction” (Books Monthly). When the First World War broke out, Apostol Bologa left his home in Romania and joined the Austro-Hungarian army with grand visions of battle, glory, and honor. Instead, the young officer finds himself serving on a near-perfunctory tribunal that sentences deserters and other reprobates to hanging in a small dark forest just behind the Eastern Front. At first Bologa performs his duties with staunch military bearing, but the weight of the dead slowly begins to toll on his mind and spirit. For as his fellow soldiers are being cut down by the thousands on the battlefields, his only contribution to the effort is killing men one by one for reasons that grow ever more foreign and dubious—until he finds himself lost in the very forest of the dead he helped grow . . . with little hope for his own salvation.

Wreath of Wild Olive The

I closed my eyes, thinking with stupid amazement: “This is the Forest of the Hanged”. . . . Then all three were hanged simultaneously on the same tree, an old beech with hollow trunk. When the noose was put around their necks I looked ...

Wreath of Wild Olive  The

Wreath of Wild Olive The

Examines the concept of play in Western thought, with special emphasis on the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, and envisions literary discourse as contributing to an alternative mentality based on peace rather than power.

Romania

The new Rumanian film The Forest of the Hanged , after the novel with the same title by Liviu Rebreanu , has been premièred by a Bucharest cinema . Liviu Rebreanu ( 1885–1943 ) , born in a village of Northern Transylvania , has been one ...

Romania

Romania


The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

Anti-war fiction Liviu Rebreanu, The Forest of the Hanged The Forest of the Hanged ('Pădurea spânzuraţilor', 1922) opens with the gruesome hanging of a Czech deserter from the Austro-Hungarian army.36 The novel's Romanian artillery ...

The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

Intellectual Horizons offers a pioneering, transnational and comparative treatment of key thematic areas in the intellectual and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. For most of the twentieth century, Central and Eastern European ideas and cultures constituted an integral part of wider European trends. However, the intellectual and cultural history of this diverse region has rarely been incorporated sufficiently into nominally comprehensive histories of Europe. This volume redresses this underrepresentation and provides a more balanced perspective on the recent past of the continent through original, critical overviews of themes ranging from the social and conceptual history of intellectuals and histories of political thought and historiography, to literary, visual and religious cultures, to perceptions and representations of the region in the twentieth century. While structured thematically, individual contributions are organized chronologically. They emphasize, where relevant, generational experiences, agendas and accomplishments, while taking into account the sharp ruptures that characterize the period. The third in a four-volume set on Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, it is the go-to resource for understanding the intellectual and cultural history of this dynamic region.

The Forest of the Hanged

The Forest of the Hanged

The Forest of the Hanged


1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1944 First Published | 1922 First Published by | Cartea româneascä (Bucharest) Original Title | Padurea spânzuratilor The Forest of the Hanged is the first psychological novel of Romanian literature. It examines the painful position of ...

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Contemporary Romanian Cinema

His anticipated death by execution will occur on the hill with barren trees, the 'forest of the hanged' seen in the first shots of the film. Ciulei's adaptation of the novel is very innovative: all the 'I' narrative disappears and is ...

Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Over the last decade, audiences worldwide have become familiar with highly acclaimed films from the Romanian New Wave such as 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), and 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006). However, the hundred or so years of Romanian cinema leading to these accomplishments have been largely overlooked. This book is the first to provide in-depth analyses of essential works ranging from the silent period to contemporary productions. In addition to relevant information on historical and cultural factors influencing contemporary Romanian cinema, this volume covers the careers of daring filmmakers who approached various genres despite fifty years of Communist censorship. An important chapter is dedicated to Lucian Pintilie, whose seminal work, Reconstruction (1969), strongly inspired Romania's 21st-century innovative output. The book's second half closely examines both the 'minimalist' trend (Cristian Mungiu, Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu Muntean) and the younger, but no less inspired, directors who have chosen to go beyond the 1989 revolution paradigm by dealing with the complexities of contemporary Romania.

New Romanian Cinema

When Ciulei turned to Rebreanu's famous novel Forest of the Hanged, he had already proven his ideological reliability, and was therefore deemed worthy of a generous budget for filming a notable literary classic.

New Romanian Cinema

New Romanian Cinema

Covering more than forty films made since 2001 - including The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The Paper will be Blue, Police, Adjective and Beyond the Hills - this pioneering collection of essays on New Romanian Cinema is the first to contextualise it aesthetically, theoretically and historically. Scholars from across Europe and North America are brought together, reflecting on the realism, minimalism and intermedial artifice of New Romanian cinemas, on its approaches to issues of national and gender identity, and on its unique convergence of ethics and aesthetics. With its thorough bibliographic and filmographic references, and a comprehensive historical overview, the anthology represents a systematic guide to New Romanian Cinema as a consolidated cinematic movement, and highlights its potential as a rich interdisciplinary field of study.

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