Articles Tagged “Romania ”

Romanian Literature is Hot: Filip Florian’s “Little Fingers”

by Bud Parr, July 23, 2009

Filip Florian, Michael ScammellWhere did the New York Times Book Review decide to publish its very first foreign-language edition? In Romania, of course. Of course? Yes! Writing about the Review, Jennifer Schuessler quotes the Times’ film critic A.O. Scott saying íRomania is one of those…...read more »

Summer Jobs in Europe

by Arnon Grunberg, August 7, 2009

Since 2007, I have been doing ísummer jobsë every year. The purpose of a summer job is to earn money, obviously, but the purpose of my summer jobs has been to write about my experiences. I worked as chambermaid in Bavaria and then I was a steward in the dining car of a Swiss train. The logical…...read more »

Literature as Social Experiment

by Arnon Grunberg, December 8, 2009

A literary magazine in Romania published my nonfiction story about a group of American men who traveled to Ukraine in the hopes of finding a bride, or sex, or a combination of both. The tour was organized by a marriage agency in Arizona. Exactly one year ago, I embarked on this tour with them, disguised…...read more »