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Greuceanu - Novel with a policeman
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Greuceanu - Novel with a policeman (Paperback)

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Writer and philosopher Stelian Turlea based his crime fiction 'Greuceanu' on a well-known Romanian fairytale, in which the eponymous hero battles with a number of Zmei [ogres], to bring back to the skies the sun which they had stolen. The novel transposes the fairytale to the reality of a provincial town which has been taken over by gangsters, now the town's masters. Greuceanu is a young policeman, at the bottom of the ladder. By chance, he gets rid of one of the feared gangsters, whose brothers and their wives come after him. Greuceanu defeats them all, and, as in the fairytales, he marries the emperor's daughter - in this case, the daughter of the town's mayor. With the unerring instinct of a popular children's author, Turlea locates, in Greuceanu, one of the major Pan European issues in contemporary times, the problem of organised crime. Turlea's villains are not moustachioed banditos. Instead they are the brothers and sisters of gangsters in every European city centre, and playing as he does with the characters of the town, he explores a number of insights into the role of organised crime in post-Accession civic life.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Profusion International Creative Consultancy Publication Date: 20/02/2015 ISBN-13: 9780956867667  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in January 1946, Stelian Turlea studied Philology (1968) and Philosophy (1976) in Bucharest. For nearly three decades, he has been an editor on external affairs ('Lumea' magazine). After 1989, he has coordinated 'Lumea', 'Zig-Zag', and 'Meridian' magazines, and worked in television as Head of Antena 1 News Department. He has been working for ProTV since 1996 and, since 2000, he has been a senior editor for 'Ziarul de duminica'. He is the author of sixteen novels, ten books on journalism, nine books for children and two translations. He has coordinated six albums (a three-volume album about Bucharest during Carol I; other albums: The public works during Carol I; The Palace of the Patriarchy; The Royal Palace; B.N.R. - Chronicle of the Old Palace Restoration; The Financial-Banking, Historical Centre of Bucharest). He received the Writers' Union Award for Children Literature (2003), the Romanian Editors' Association Award for Children Literature (2005), the Writers' Union Special Award (2006) and the Bucharest Writers' Association Award (2007). He was nominated for the Writers' Union Award for Children Literature in 2000 and AER Novel Award in 2003.

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