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Silvia Marcu the protagonist narrator of Kafka s House is introducing herself to the reader she mentions that people who live "IN SMALL HOUSES MAKE HER UNEASY "small houses make her uneasy then relates this to how she felt years later when she visited the house in Prague where Franz Kafka once lived This house while extremely small is also where Kafka wrote much of his work Silvia says I was stunned to see how someone with such vast inner spaces can live in such a ridiculously small house If there is an overriding theme to Kafka s House it is while someone might be restricted in many ways it is still possible to have an enjoyable and full life by focusing on those areas that are unrestricted Romania in the 1960s was very restrictive The country was communist with the constraints that implies The Soviets were invading neighboring Czechoslovakia which created stress and less freedom as they prepared for the possibility of war Silvia s house while larger than Kafka s was still small and crowded with Silvia her parents and sister living in a two room apartment Yet Silvia had a zest for life and all it had To OfferI Found The Book offerI found the book not only for the story but for the limpse it The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid gave ofrowing up in a different country and culture The differences are revealing yet I found the similarities show almost as much Kids interact with each other in the same way regardless of country They worry about schoolwork They love to play and are sharp observers of the world around them as they seek to understand that world and their place in it Some experiences truly are universalOriginally written for Books and Pals book blog This book reads like an autobiography in the same vein as Cider With Rosie buy from the perspective of a 10 year old Romanian child It was uaint and interesting rather than the most Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys gripping read I ve ever had but sometimes its the little things that matterLife is hard by modern standards but Silvia and her friends make the best of it because that it all they know Even havingrown up in a moder. Ten year old Silvia Marcu lives in the magical world of fairy tales sheltered from the traumatic events Romania oes through during.Old Silvia Marcu The Protagonist
Gabriela Popa Î 5 SummaryNian homes families and live It is true that our childhood everyday exeriences make us what we are how we look at those experiences as we row older childhood everyday exeriences make us what we are how we look at those experiences as we Life Changing Smiles grow older us wisdom and knowledge areat book to hel us remember and look back as to how we thought at a young age smile Through a Child s EyesGabriela Popa has discovered a transporting method of writing about the magic of being a child and seeing the world through the eyes of a child In her words A few years after I came to US after a long discussion with my American friends about life in Eastern Europe I started writing a novel about what meant to be a child in communist Romania I wanted to understand the child I once was because I felt that that child held the key to my future I want Gabriela Popa s writing is refreshingly beautiful achingly universal and somewhat spiritual Popa writes this story from 10 year old Sylvia Marcu s perspective about childhood in communist Romania in the 60s on the eve of change Popa s personal experience informs this fictionalized historical novel Through the eyes of a child we see what the child deems as important what the freedoms and limitations of daily life are In no way does the author draw sympathy from the reader forcing us to see how communism may have robbed the children of their childhood Instead what Popa allows us to do through Sylvia is see the kindness compassion confusion exploration dreams and choices we have outside the boxOutside the box describes Kafka s house Franz Kafka is a real person a Ger Thankfully Gabriela ifted me a copy of this wonderful story It #was a ood story that kept you reading I enjoyed minute of the telling #a Only a Whisper good story that kept you reading I enjoyed every of the telling Silvia s childhood I always love to learn about different cultures Thank you Gabriela I would like to read from you This book was enchanting to read The narrative is from the point of view of a childrowing up in communist Romania and her joys and concerns are as uniue to the time and place as they are universal to all children everywhere It s a stunning read I highly recommend this book. Dor Silvia embarks on a miraculous journey that reveals that the ordinary people around us hold the key to our most puzzling uestion. N western country the things Silvia is concerned about school family friends and childhood enemies school trips and a healthy fantasy life resonated with meThe language is a little but rather
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read ood for all ages Gabriela writes in such a way that the reader can see what thegood for all ages Gabriela writes in such a way that the reader can see what the are seeing You almost feel as if you are there walking with 10 year old Sylvia and experiencing her life as she does So lad to have the opportunity to read this book Though Brooklyn's Song generally outside theenres that I tend to Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide gravitate towards Gabriela Popa has found areat way of writing a fantastic way of writing from the point of view of a child while avoiding the annoyance of dealing with such an immature voice but maintaining the innocence and simple naivety that you d expect While I fully expected to Plain Jane The Hotshot grow tired of a ten year old s point of view I found myself surprisingly satisfied and endearedThrough Popa s writing she depicts for us life in the late 60s in Romania Again not something I d have thought myself interested in but interested I was Parts feel so real that I found myself forgetting Kafka s House isn t billed as a biography It s fiction it s an easy read and it feels remarkably authenticKafka s house describes 1968 Romania though the eyes of a ten year old it veers into the coming of ageenre and it describes a hard time in 10yo Sylvia s life The story is full of hope even in a time that was so sad for so many so much so that you can t help but be a little disappointed when you don t find out the rest of Sylvia s story An intimate and affecting view of 1968 Romania at the time of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia through the eyes of Silvia Marcu a dreamy and imaginative 10 year old learning about death disappointment and informants in a totalitarian societyYet for all that and despite Silvia s frugal circumscribed life the book has a warmth humor and wisdom that elevate it above mere politics Of particular appeal too is the look inside Roma. The sixties As the events of 1968 unfold she is assailed by uestions no one not even her parents can answer With imagination and can.