Sweet as Honey is the Motherland’s Bullet sees young Romanian men joining the army. Popescu recounts their experiences, vividly describing self-censorship, liberalization, and love. An important book in light of the censorship that occurred and occurs.
Recommended by Andreea Scridon
DULCE CA MIEREA E GLONTUL PATRIEI (Sweet as Honey is the Motherland’s Bullet)
Written by Petru Popescu
Published by Grammar (originally published in 1971)
Andreea Scridon writes poetry, short fiction, and translates from Romanian to English. In spare moments, she muses on books, cultural events that take place in London, and independent films. She has recently written about Vladimir Nabokov, Bob Dylan, the cosmos, and flamingos.