Panait Istrati

Biography

Panait Istrati (1884-1935) was a Romanian with little more than a grade-school education who, for some ten years, beginning in the early nineteen-twenties, was among the most popular writers in Europe.

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The Haiduks
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is Romania in the time of the Ottoman occupation. A band of brigands--the haiduks--has taken up arms against the Turk. Led by the lovely Floarea Codrilor, the haiduks do battle not only with the armies of mercenaries sent by the Sublime Porte, the bashi-bazouks, but also with debased Romanian aristocrats, the boyars and gospodars who would betray their native land to the foreign occupier.
Mediterranean (Sunrise)
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 34,280. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
_Mediterranean (Sunrise)_ follows the young vagabond Adrien Zograffi as he sets sail from his native Romania. At sea, he meets Moussa, a Romanian Jew traveling to Alexandria, Egypt, in an attempt to bring a wayward daughter, Sarah, now being pimped by her boyfriend, back into the fold. Adrien and Moussa join forces and are witnesses to and participants in the events that seal Sarah's fate.
The Thüringer House
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 45,130. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
_The Thüringer House_ is the first of a cycle of novels written by the Romanian Panait Istrati in the early 1930's, shortly after his return, bitterly disillusioned, from a long stay in the Soviet Union. Adrien, servant in a bourgeois household headed by rich grain exporters, must reconcile his socialist ideals and his growing attraction to Madame Anna Thüringer, mistress of the house.
On the Docks in Brăila
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In Panait Istrati's 1929 novella, now translated into English, fourteen-year-old Adrien Zograffi begins an apprenticeship in a toolmaking workshop on the docks of the Danube River port in Brăila, Romania. Progress, in the form of floating grain elevators, threatens to destroy the livelihoods of a large community of dockworkers. Genre: novella
The Sponge Diver
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2010 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Sponge Diver" features the young Romanian vagabond Adrien Zograffi, this time in Greece, as he listens to the harrowing tale of a fellow Romanian drifter's season of forced labor aboard a small ship plying the Eastern Mediterranean in search of rich sponge beds. Panait Istrati (1884-1935) was once among the most popular writers in Europe.