zero-point Something : Mud poetry

In her novel 34; no comma anything 34; Lavinia Braniște describes the everyday office life in a Bucharest construction company. That's just as dreary as it sounds, and very funny.

  zero-point Something  : Mud poetry

It starts with mud. Mud, by Denman with rubber boots wades. Mud on sites. And many OffeneKanaldeckel, in which small dogs could fall very quickly, whole new building area on outskirts of Bucharest scattered around. To understand mud Istdurchaus figuratively: Here it is hard to come forward.

Cristina is 32 years old, she works AlsÜbersetzerin in a Romanian construction company whose partner company is located in Spain. But it doesn't have much to translate, its work consists mainly of entering numbers in Excel tables and saving printer paper. It happens once before that one of your colleagues makes two hours of lunch break. When Bogdan comes back, he asks if anyone has asked for him in meantime. "I nod a No to him, he sends me an airkiss, and I feel good because no one has looked for him, as if this were one of my merits."

Your dream job is definitely not this post after your Literaturstudiumganz, even if it meets most of criteria of what Manin Bucharest understands by dream job: The good salary for conditions is paid out on time in most months. A garden center is currently being built. Cristina wants to know what it looks like on job site. Wher she is serious about it or wants to show anspruchsvollenChefin to goodwill in particular, she does not seem to know for sure. SIESTAPFT through MUD, observing events with strangers.

Clichés of Eastern Europe

This first novel author Lavinia Braniște, born in 1983, is a book about DieGewissheit that job you can't stand is actually a good Jobist. A job you shouldn't give up recklessly, even if Cristina DieAhnung sneaks up, that if something doesn't change soon, Diegroßen events in her life will be diseases she irgendwannbekommt. So maybe go somewhere else, to Budapest like your friend Otilia, who works re in a call center? Germany? or yet to Spain, where her mor since she can think ImTourismusgewerbe works and rarely comes to visit Romania. Then she ihrerTochter euros, she is Guardian angel in her life, her persönlicheKrankenversicherung.

Also author Lavinia Braniște grew up with her grandparents because her mor was abroad, she dedicated book to her. It is significant that this novel about current world of work, which plays a large part in office, is actually about love between mor and daughter. Quite casually, story of Cristina and IhrerMutter is also an illustration of sis that Serbian-American ÖkonomBranko Milanović has repeatedly put forward in recent years: migration is most effective form of development aid. The money that people who go to work in rich countries of Europe send to ir loved ones arrives where it is needed. Without it seeping away in way of millions that are flowing into construction industry, infrastructure and building insulation.

The author Lavinia Braniște won award "Nepotul lui Thoreau" for best Romanian novel in 2016. (copyright) Adi Bulboacă

The omnipresent corruption, however, is nureines of clichés of Eastern Europe, to which novel provides those detailliertenBeobachtungen, which perhaps underlie clichés, to contrary to m. When Cristina with her long-distance relationship, a schweigsamenTyp, in a Romanian small town by chance in a demonstration of a rechtsextremenPartei device, he seems visibly interested in it. To her unbelieving question of wher he really wants to become a nationalist, he replies without any irony: well, try it at least. So surprising and lively – and funny – are dieDialoge that one once again thinks realism is actually dieirrsinnigste form to reflect reality.

The novel is first hardcover book in Microtext publishing house. For five years, Nikola Richter has published e-books by young authors UndAutoren, who actually publish ir texts mainly on Internet and on Facebookveröffentlichen: Stefanie Coffin, Aboud Saeed, Puneh Ansari. That re are some places in book layout, book must be Unbedingtnachgesehen. These mistakes would not have happened to major publishing houses, but y also did not think about closing this book. That's bigger mistake.

Lavinia Braniște: "No point Anything". From Romanian of ManuelaKlenke. Microtext, Berlin 2018.288 pages, €21.99 hardcover, €12.99 e-book.

Updated Date: 18 March 2018, 12:02

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