Radu

Paraschivescu

 

writer

 

 

LECTURE

Saturday 22nd Oct 2016

12.00 – 12.30

Laughter in vowels, laughter in proverbs

 

A discussion about the levels, the meaning and the intensity of laughter in keeping with the vowels we hear when somebody laughs aloud. A brief exploration of silent versus noisy laughter. A reading and rereading of some of the proverbs involving laughter.

 

 

Radu Paraschivescu (b. 1960, Bucharest) is a Romanian writer, translator and columnist. He wrote seventeen books, among which five novels, two short-stories books, an essay on loutness, another one on clichés and a book about lack of fair play in sports. He collectestupid things said by Romanian celebrities in four books of hilarious quotes. He edited two collective books of memories about the music of our youth and military service. He translated about ninety books from authors such as Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, David Lodge, Kazuo Ishiguro, Nick Hornby, Stephen Fry, C, S. Lewis, Virginia Woolf, William Golding, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, William Burroughs and many more. He contributed to some of the most important newspapers and magazines in Romania (Dilema Veche, Esquire, România literară, Evenimentul Zilei, Adevărul, Gazeta Sporturilor, ProSport, Corso, Observator Cultural etc.). He speaks about books and language on Digi 24 TV channel and about sports, chiefly football, on Digi Sport TV channel. He also has weekly appearances on Digi FM radio channel.

 

Books (a choice of):

Of Things Ephemeral (a novel)

A Carnival of Ghosts (a novel)

Weirdoes' Fair (short stories)

The Red Flag

A Perfect Guide for Loutness and Unacceptable Behaviour

The Sum of Our Clichés

The Black Butterfly (a novel)

Today Is the Tomorrow You Were Afraid of Yesterday (a novel)

A Heart Torn from the Chest (a novel)

 

Titluri în română:

Efemeriada

Balul fantomelor

Bazar bizar

Fanionul roşu

Ghidul nesimţitului

Dintre sute de clişee

Fluturele negru

Astăzi este mâinele de care te-ai temut ieri

Cu inima smulsă din piept

 

 

Radu Paraschivescu, urodzony w Bukareszcie w 1960 roku, jest rumuńskim pisarzem, tłumaczem i felietonistą. Napisał siedemnaście książek, wśród nich pięć powieści, dwa zbiory opowiadań, eseje o chamstwie, frazesach oraz braku czystej gry w sporcie. W czterech książkach zabawnych cytatów zebrał głupawe wypowiedzi rumuńskich celebrytów. Redagował dwa zbiory wspomnień o muzyce swojej młodości oraz służbie wojskowej. Przetłumaczył około dziewięćdziesięciu książek takich autorów, jak Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, David Lodge, Kazuo Ishiguro, Nick Hornby, Stephen Fry, C, S. Lewis, Virginia Woolf, William Golding, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, William Burroughs i wielu innych. Pisze do najbardziej wpływowych gazet i magazynów w Rumunii (Dilema Veche, Esquire, România literară, Evenimentul Zilei, Adevărul, Gazeta Sporturilor, ProSport, Corso, Observator Cultural itd.). Omawia zagadnienia związane z literaturą i językiem na kanale telewizyjnym Digi 24, oraz ze sportem, głównie piłką nożną, na kanale Digi Sport. Prowadzi również cotygodniową audycję na kanale radiowym Digi FM.

 

 

 

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