July 21, 2012

Transylvania and Romania and Writers

Transylvania makes up a huge part of Romania, and many people have some sort of connection with Transylvania -- perhaps they have a ancestor who came form Transylvania, or that they know the area because a teacher mentioned it in school.  (For example, a teacher might be discussing Queen Victoria and then go on to say that Queen Marie of Romania was her granddaughter)  Romania might also be mentioned in 20th Century history as one of the countries that was part of the communist bloc.


Peles Castle: One of the many Queen Marie would use

Whatever the case might be, this connection might have an effect on a person who wants to write.  It could be a historian, or someone who wants to write fiction. It has been done before, but it seems that more recently there is a desire for people to write (and read) about the background of the places they come from. 

Transylvania and Romania are such places, and if you go Amazon web sites, you will find many thousands of books about Transylvania and also about Romania.  If you are a history buff, then you might find yourself writing about Romania, or even Transylvania and the people who influenced the land.



Writers who write and publish about Transylvania or about Romania have a lot to say, but that is a heavy burden since there are so many things that they can talk about.  There is the land (with many books with many maps showing the changes in the area) and the political history, but there is also the people and the cultural history of the area; not to mention wading through myths that a historian has to debunk or attempt to prove.

This is a good opportunity for a new generation of writers to show the best of Transylvania and Romania to the world.



Writers are wonderful and they have a great ability to show Tranysylvnai and Romania in a postive light.

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