Translations from, to and within South Eastern Europe


Plicul negru

Manea, Norman .

manea_pliculBucharest, at the beginning of the Eighties: Tolea, a professor, a victim of the regime and a receptionist at the Tranzit Hotel decides one Spring to clarify the death of his father, who tragically lost his life forty years ago. In doing so he became more and more ensnared in the hell of everyday life under the Ceauçescu dictatorship. Plicul negru is the last novel of the author before his emigration to the USA.

Plicul negru [The Black Envelope] by Norman Manea has been translated into Croatian (excerpt) by Ivana Olujić and Luca-Ioan Frana under the title Crna omotnica, published by Fraktura, Zagreb.

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