In Norman Manea’s Bucovina
The Romanian-jew writer Norman Manea was born in Bucovina in 1936. During the Second World War, as a child, he ended up in a concentration camp in Transnistria. He left Romania in 1986. Since 1989 he has been a literature professor and resident writer at the New York Bard College. The most translated Romanian writer returned to Bucovina in 2008. This trip to his native Bucovina followed a week in which his being festively received by the press and by his readers turned him into a late star.
The author of the “The Hooligan`s return” came to see again the places of his childhood, went to the Jewish cemetery in Suceava at his mother`s grave, spent the Orthodox Easter at Dragomirna, sat down again in his bench at the highschool he graduated from, he saw again the places where his family got deported.