For instance, my father made a mistake and took me with him to the hospital for the first time to visit my sister, who had had her appendix removed. Soon after he had to repeat this journey, only that it was I who was the patient. The same surgeon, a different diagnosis – “imaginary invalid”. The famous play that had been very successful at Versailles during the Sun King’s reign, had its poor imitation at Giurgiu. And, even worse, it was going to exasperate my sister during the long nights spent at Falfani, my mother’s native village. We used to spend a part of our holidays there, with our maternal grandparents. Then, because my mother didn’t want her parents to get exhausted, we had to move with a family of younger school teachers. There, I had the unique opportunity of sharing the bedroom with my sister or, to put it another way, of not sleeping. “How was it like to have your appendicitis removed?” (Later I was going to find out that they remove your appendix). My sister bantered with me: “Do you have anything like that?’ I did not give up. I had a very precious witness, who had crossed the Styx on both sides, and she had to supply me with some pieces of evidence. “I sometimes have pains here, on the right side.” Then I pinpointed Mc Burney spot, the right iliacfosse. If you press and then suddenly decompress the area, the irritated peritoneum yells, “the bell signal”. 12 After passing the would-be-lancet-candidate test my sister told me: “The evening before the operation you are not allowed to eat anything. They will anaesthetize you in the morning. You will be given an injection in your spinal cord”.- Now I know it is called “rachianaesthesia”.- “Listen, you’ll feel nothing. You’ll feel detached from your body, but only from your sensations, not from your feelings, and fear is the strongest.” I tried to conjure it away by pretending I was animated by my desire to know more. “Is it true you feel nothing?” I asked distrustfully.
Today we talk about Full-moon above the Vosges, 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 are the crucial themes of his book Full-moon above the Vosges, as well as where he found the inspiration to write this story.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- Where did you find the inspiration to write this story?
The “Full Moon Above the Vosges” is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing in 1969. I lived this jubilee in the Vosges at an altitude of one thousand metres and I felt close enough to the Earth’s Natural Satellite to live the wonderful human adventure again.
- What are the crucial themes of your book?
The metaphysical journey has surpassed the outer space one. I felt in solidarity with the astronauts who were so far away from us during the scientific mission, but profoundly present in our soul. The discovery of other worlds, requires a deep understanding of our own being.
- What is the message you want to send out to your readers?
The message of the book is that we can repeat the past as long as it is part of history. Through our active memory it becomes eternity and mixes with our current deeds, giving them value and duration.
- Besides Full-Moon above the Vosges you have lately published many books? How does it make you feel?
The Europe Books team is professional, well trained and innovative. I have become known around the world as a writer due to the way I am presented by Europe Books and I am glad that the trust they placed in me has paid off.
- I am sure you are working on a new book. Can you tell us more about it?
Right now Mrs Dana Capatina, my translator and I are working on a volume of poems that we want to be a Shakespearean revival in a modern vision and on a transcendental psychoanalytic novel about the happiness of life seen as more or less curable sins. Obviously, the two books will be offered for publication by Europe Books Publishing House.
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 Full-moon above the Vosges. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I hope that this book, in addition to reconnect yourself with the event that saw the Moon Landing in 1969, will be of your curiosity and interest to the point that you will never want to stop reading it.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy your reading!