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Phantom Church and Other Short Stories from Romania (Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies)

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With an introduction, chronology, and biographical notes by Florin Manolescu A splendid collection of short fiction, now in a first-time English translation, from the perpetually beleaguered little country whose writers have long struggled against political repression and censorship, most notably during the Stalinist regime and recently under Ceausescu. . . . An exemplary anthology."--Kirkus
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With an introduction, chronology, and biographical notes by Florin Manolescu A splendid collection of short fiction, now in a first-time English translation, from the perpetually beleaguered little country whose writers have long struggled against political repression and censorship, most notably during the Stalinist regime and recently under Ceausescu. . . . An exemplary anthology."--Kirkus
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1940-1990: A Chronology
A Guide to Romanian Pronunciation
Acknowledgments
The Last of the Berevois 3
Beyond the Sands 18
Carefree 24
The Best-Cared-For Horses 35
The Tin Can 40
Burials 48
The Forbidden Story 53
Dollinger's Motorcycle 62
She Wants Me to Climb the Stairs 69
from A Dictionary of Names 74
A Chapter of Literary History 84
The Phantom Church 91
The Accident 112
The Secret of the Emerald Disk 120
The Captain's Daughter 129
A Common Path 148
Gravity and Collapse 153
The Game 166
Death and the Major 197
Diary of an Apartment Dweller (February-June 1990) 221
Paraphernalia 226
Notes to the Stories 235
Sources 239
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