Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mara by Ioan Slavici

Slavici's prose outlined a fresco of morals and behavior of specific people in Transylvania, a world where good triumphs and truth, honor and justice, the ethical rules one must follow. Slavici, being an author, moralist, a fine psychologist and creator of psychologists, applied in his fundamental notion of humanity and moral virtues such as honesty, dignity, good faith, honor and love of truth. The whole creation of Glory is a plea for moral balance, for counsel and wisdom, happiness through the love of people and keeping the measure at all, and any deviation from these principles is severely punished by the author.
"Mara" is the most successful novel Slavici and one of the best Romanian novels. The novel, published in 1906, is the most valuable creation epic expanse, the best novel of our, before Ion "the epoch of the appearance, Mara had to mean an event, and today, looking back, this novel appears as a big step in the history of genius "(G. Calinescu - history of Romanian Literature from origins to the present).
It truthfully portrays a world with its specific mores placed at the crossroads village with the city, in a Transylvanian village, Radna Lipova and close near Arad, action book being placed at the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.


  1. Sounds like a good book. I'm always on the lookout for books out of my confort zone.