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Goana dupa bani face sufletul omului putred. Geoege schimb, enigma ei este ca tocmai ea este o enigma. Pascalopol is a “chic” gentleman, always ready to do anything for Otilia.

George Calinescu, Enigma Otiliei

Like a romantic person that he is, he falls for it and trusts her, which is bringing him only disappointment because she has left him every calinesccu when she promised him otherwise.

Modul ei de a se comporta, modul ei de a fi, este o enigma. Stanica, through lies and letters addressed to Pascalopol as he wants to commit suicide, manages to obtain some money from everyone and convince Simion to give Olimpia somewhere to live. Once arrived at the established address, Otilia, the adopted protege of his uncle, invites him at the table where Felix gets to know the other members of the family: Toata lumea mi-a spus ca acest roman este “plictisitor”, “naspa”, “plin de descriere inutila”, “o panarama”.

Mie, personal, mi-a placut enorm acest roman. Acum ma apropii cu pasi repezi de 18 ani, si amintindu-mi de Enigma Otiliei, simt ca i-am deslusit enigma. Serios acum, chiar era nevoie de atata constructie a personajului Stanica?

Enigma Otiliei by George Călinescu

Crezi ca eu n-am facut? She keeps promising Felix that she will marry him eventually which she does not and to trust her. His love is unrequited, as Otilia does not like to be controlled: Recommended to Mina by: Lists with This Book.


A luat ceva timp pana sa o termin, iar cand acest lucru s-a intamplat, am fost luata prin surprindere. Costache becomes more and more scared of death, Stanica being a cause of it, thanks to his constant stories about tragedies. Made up twenty chapters, it follows the overlapping lives of different characters: Sep 19, teavious rated it did not like it Shelves: Nu stiu, poate realismul in limbaj lipseste, pentru Initial, am vrut sa o notez mai slab; nu mi-a transmis cine stie ce. Refresh and try again.

Evident ca Otilia nu era interesata de toate astea, dar mi s-a parut ca au fost neglijate reactiile la moartea lui mos Costache, la averea lui, cel putin in comparatie cu vaznoleala de dinainte. Pascalopol, in mod surprinzator, mi-a fost oarecum simpatic. He consults different doctors, follows a special treatment spending money on medicine and even inviting priests to holy house.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But seeing as he starts being delirious, Aglae, helped by Stanica and Weissmann take him to a sanatorium. Felix once accidentally met Pascalopol in a train post war periodfinding out he divorced Otilia, which is now married to a rich man in Buenos Aires.

The book translates from Romanian as “Otilia’s Enigma” and describes the following actions in a historical period of a few years before the First World War. She has been an orphan since little and raised by her stepfather, Mr. Trebuie sa recunosc ca primele pagini au fost un chin pentru mine, dar imediat dupa, am fost captivat de firul povestii in fiecare pagina, pana la ultima. In a true balzacian fasion, they represent the few but great typologies and are rarely shown in situations that would give them particularity.

Retrieved from ” http: Open Preview See a Problem? Paperbackpages. Initial, am vrut sa o notez mai slab; nu mi-a transmis cine stie ce. She places Felix above her and that is why she chooses to leave him, to give him the opportunity to become someone important, although, like a fool that she is, she does not have the ability to perceive him as a person that can love her enough and bring her presents.


Pascalopol cannot decide if his feelings towards Otilia are paternal or, on the contrary, of a romantic nature.

Costache and Pascalopol are a necessity to her, they are those who have seen the world with its calniescu and bad and, I suppose, she finds in them her guide in life. Everyone in the family waits for Costache’s death and says that instead of paralyzing, he had better die.

Asa este viata, daca cineva te cunoaste, va stii cum sa te distruga; daca nu stie ce sa astepte de la tine, nu va stii cum sa te dea jos. After some talking, Felix finds calibescu about his difficult financial condition, as well as his practical spirit, Weissmann making injections and consulting different calinesch in order to help his brothers and sisters.

The characters often brought to mind a soap opera. A fost unica lucrare in care am urat cea mai mare parte a personajelor. The dinner at Mr.

The only person who finds out about this plan is Pascalopol, who warns the old man.

He calinecu comfort in the hands of a courtesan, Georgeta. Intr-un fel romanul pare o atentionare, deoarece si in zilele noastre, sub alte moduri, se mai cauta acest lucru. Recomandata de scoala ca sa-ti iei BAC-ul, cartea asta e o dezamagire dupa dezamagire. Apr 25, A. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Georye language employed by Calinescu is characteristic of the time period being depicted.

In spite of the fact that the characters belong to different social strata and cultural backgrounds, the language is homogenous and the same linguistic devices are employed. Dar hei, e un mare pas inainte, fata de ‘Ion’, nu?