With each passing day, her memory got clearer and clearer, and what seemed lost forever took shape again. The first question that troubled her was whether the events that came back in her immediacy were real or simple fantasies, an unusual mechanism for the brain to shield itself from possible objections to its functions. That’s when she started writing them down. The notebooks had been ready for a long time. Student notebooks, with quality glossy paper, in which Jules Verne’s complete works would have fit perfectly. It is well known he is the most widely read writer of all times. She herself kept in the house most of the volumes by the French author, with those vintage drawings, stylised in black and white with a nib, frequently interrupted because of the brocade texture of the page. Many of her travels were animated by the pilgrimage fantasies of this tireless scientist who had preferred to hide himself under the guise of a storyteller for children. She thought she still had enough time to do it, since everything she did was destined to the little ones. Artistic gymnastics is a game. The children applauded and admired her bewitched, synchronising their facial expressions with her volutes and cheering only when she landed. No other sport do they follow so eagerly. In team games, they get lost in characters and strategies. She herself had had serious problems spotting the ball on a football or handball field, not to mention the hockey puck on sparkling ice. And the rules of rugby could only be compared to the infinite warnings in chess or the tactical infiltrations in go. Sometimes the adults, who came with children and sat on the gym seats to watch various tournaments, felt out of phase, participating in a performance that was not designed for them directly, 12 having the impression, as in a tale by Andersen, that they understood only the tragedy. It is something superficial in relation to the complete message, revealed only to innocent initiates.
Today we talk about The Champion, a book by Cosmin Stefan Georgescu, published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu, to get to know him better, what prompted him to the writing of his book The Champion, as well as if there is a book he is particularly attached to and that has taught him something.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What prompted you to the writing of your book?
The novel “The Champion” was motivated by Romania’s Extraordinary School of Female Gymnasts. I tried to imagine what happens years after success, if effort and frustrations are forgotten and only glory remains. One’s own life is more important than its fabulous or ordinary moments.
- What would you like to hear from your readers?
From the readers I would like to hear their wonder, their amazement, their dismay, all these translating the pathos of reading. A writer must sublimate in affection everything he/she writes.
- What is the added value that writing has given to your life?
Writing is part of my life. It really brings me life itself. It is the confession of what happens to me conceptually or practically.
- Is there a book you are particularly attached to and that has taught you something?
I feel connected to every important book I have read as if the latter were a spiritual mentor and each one has taught me how to live a more moral, more beautiful life, in truth and essence. I have an undisguised fear that I will not be able to go through all the great works of humanity, and apart from literature, I am interested in art and science with its miracles …
- Are you planning to write more books?
A book of love poems and a novel about life’s encounters with its great challenges are already in progress. Both, obviously, will be published by Europe Books.
Europe Books thanks the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book The Champion. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish that this book will capture your interest and curiosity and you will get the most out of reading it.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this interesting reading!