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Always write kindly of my adopted country. Roumania needs friends. Come here often and try to understand it.
    Queen Marie of Romania

This is a small country, a new country, but it is a country I love. I want others to love it also; therefore listen to a few words about it. Let me paint a few pictures, draw a few sketches as I have seen them, first with my eyes, then with my heart.
    Queen Marie of Romania

There is an untranslatable Romanian word that expresses with great precision the kind of unbearable longing and nostalgia that grips one's heart when thinking of home. That word is dor. I have felt it many times. Nostalgia for the medieval squares of Sibiu steeped in golden light, longing for the outdoor cafes of Bucharest, drinking new wine, all of us young, intoxicated with poetry and song. I missed the smells of flowering linden trees, the blue reflections of deep mountain snow in the evenings, the old peasant villages that Ceauşescu's insanity almost wiped off the face of the earth. I missed the real fairy tales I was raised on. The story of the waters of life and death, youth without age, the tale of the sheep Mioriţa that recites the cosmic poetry of the sky, the story of the poplars that grew pears...
    Andrei Codrescu The Hole in the Flag, 1991

All of us in that cell had an unreal life story, so different from the average man. We had faith in our existence; we loved our country and people and were determined to sacrifice the best in us. The years spent in jail were a signature of that love... Our fellow political prisoners represented the jewels in the crown of the Romanian soul.
    Dr. Constantin Diaconescu  My Second University,  Stanciu Stroia, M.D., 2005

We'll no longer be able to make our mamaliga, because we'll have to eat sliced bread wrapped in plastic with a food safety stamp on it!
    Elderly Romanian telling BBC correspondent Oana Lungescu anxieties about Romania's EU membership

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  Ancuţa's Inn book by Mihail Sadoveanu 1928, translated 1954
  The Babarouda: A Curious Custom  in Roumania The Graphic September 9, 1905
  The Balkan Trilogy excerpts from Olivia Manning's novels 1960, 1962, 1965
  The Castle of the Carpathians novel by Jules Verne 1900
  Childhood Memories Ion Creanga 1880
  Christmas and New Year Paganism in Roumanian Folklore 1928
  Christmas Romania Christmas - An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art 1955
  Condemnation of the Criminality and Illegitimacy of Communism Sorin Iliesiu November 2006
  Conditions of an Armistice with Romania 12 September 1944
  The Crows are a Godsend excerpt from book Prisoner of Red Justice 1963
  Curtea de Argeş souvenir picture card book
  Fish Stalking Romanian Scene 1945
  Flight from Rumania Red Cross Magazine September, 1918
  Folk Art in Rumania book illustrations 1955
  Fram Ursul Polar illustrations for Cezar Petrescu's book by Nicolae Tonitza 1932
  The Great Christmas Killing essay by Péter Nádas 1998
  Greater Rumania - A Study in National Ideals booklet 1917
  How Did Andrei Codrescu Get His Name? excerpt from An Involuntary Genius in America's Shoes 2001
  Hermannstadt (Sibiu) und Umberbung photograph book
  The House of the People excerpt from The Life and Evil Times of Nicolae Ceausescu by John Sweeney 1991
  In Gipsy Camp and Royal Palace photographs from the book by E. O. Hoppé 1924
  In Mainile Dusmanului illustrations for G. Millian-Maximin's book by Nicolae Tonitza 1920
  The Jell-O Girl in Rumania story and recipe booklet 1920's
  L'Art dans la République Populaire Roumaine communist propaganda introduction to magazine 1949
  La Roumanie en Images book plates 1919
  La Roumanie French Postcard
  Liebig Trade Cards depicting Romanian topics
  Maramureş - A Photographic Exhibition Baudoin Loti, Bucharest February 2008
  Meşterul Manole famous Romanian ballad published by Albatros 1976
  My Roumania article by Princesse Bibesco Vogue 15 June, 1925
  The Myth of the Masterbuilder Ruxandra Ion and James William Anderson 2006
  The New Fundamental Rules of the Romanian Monarchy by Diana Mandache 2008
  A Passage to Rumania Orient Express Magazine 1986
  A Plea for Roumania essay by John Wells 1919
  A Plea for Roumania essay by D. Dem. Dimancescu 1941
  Popa Tanda Roumanian Stories 1921
  Roumania and Its Rubicon National Geographic September 1916
  Roumania Embroidery NeedleCraft Magazine August 1931
  Roumania of Yesterday photo album 1954
  Romanian Haystacks The Hole in the Flag 1991 / photographs 2000/2001
  Roumania's Historical and Artistic Monuments booklet from New York World's Fair 1940
  Roumanian Journey introduction to the book by Sacheverell Sitwell 1938
  Roumanian People booklet from New York World's Fair 1940
  Rumania's Entry into the World War New York Times September 7, 1916
  Rumänien photographs by Kurt Hielscher 1938
  The Society of Friends of Roumania Bulletin  October 18, 1926
  Shakespeare in Roumania book by Marcu Beza 1931
  The Story of Manole illustrated by Micaela Eleutheriade 1949
  Summer Palace of the King of Rumania at Sinaia  stereo view card
  The Tales and Stories of Ispirescu Romanian Folk Tales by Petre Ispirescu 1830-1887
  The Vampire in Roumania Agnes Murgoci, Folklore 1926
  The Vampyre The English Illustrated Magazine November 1886
  Wolves in Romania International Wolf Fall 2001

  The Wolves of Transylvania International Wolf Spring 2011



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