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3 Oct Nostalgia. Mircea Cartarescu, Author, Julian Semilian, Translator, Andrei Codrescu, Introduction by, trans. from the Romanian by Julian. 8 Jul A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu. MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU. NOSTALGIA Ediţie integrală. Co erta de IOANA! RAGOMIRESCU MAR!ARE. PROLOG Deschid cartea, cartea geme, Caut vremea.

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A surreal trip through socialist, apartment-block Bucharest, largely through the eyes of children or teens who experience the fantastic or even meta-realities with precisely the same mix of curiosity and grievance as the everyday. We’re giving life to caartarescu. Published November 17th by New Directions cartafescu published The first section, which is itself the prologue describes the world of a pre-war Bucharestas narrated by an aging, potentially dying, author while focusing on the improbable and explicitly impossible story of a homeless young man who serves as the stubborn center of progressively more absurd games of Russian Roulette which become progressively more peopled by the wealthy upper-crust of the capital.

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It is like a reason to be a reader: New Directions Publishing- Fiction – pages. Vivid metaphors and extraordinarily descriptive, detailed prose provide a way out to a superior, concentric thinking. Nnostalgia problema es que no se puede garantizar que todos los relatos sean de igual calidad. There’s this feeling like I’m spying on something, seeing something I shouldn’t be Paperbackpages.

Nostalgia – Mircea Cărtărescu

With each new reading, I acquired a new life. This translation introduces to English a writer who has always had a place reserved for him in a constellation that includes the Brothers Grimm, E.

Reading it is not easy but it’s so worth it. Divided in three movements, the five stories in this book, which the author insists on calling a novel because the stories connect subterraneouslyunfold like an enigmatic symphony with highly visual Gothic imagery. It is the first Dwarsligger book ever published in Romania and it is a concept so well adapted to urban life: The last portion of this novel focuses on a man who becomes obsessed with his car horn, the repercussions of cartarewcu spiral far beyond his control.


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I couldn’t read it in one sitting, but I wish I could. Afterword by Julian Semilian. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The complete review ‘s Review:. Nostalgia impresses on so many levels, and yet it can also be a book that’s hard to really like, its incessant challenges — to every sort of convention, even as it plays with conventional story-telling — easy to admire and yet on some level annoying, too. Which has a famous scene that makes the reader feel voyeur into the world of Proust when the main character falls into “unbearable nostalgia” by virtue of a bright pink lighter.

I can’t explain it to you. Mar 24, L. Reading this book has been challenging. Un autor con el que seguir disfrutando. Se dice que el mago, el vidente y el cantor son las formas primigenias del poeta. Cruel and sadistic games preclude the sexual awakening and the subsequent isolation and loneliness of those who mature before their peers in Mentardy. Sep 01, Fernando rated it it was amazing. Written with extensive descriptions that manage to capture the reader with the vivid originality of his style that really makes you doubt the reality of it all.

This is a photo of the author. Oct 03, Deni Ciubotaru rated it it was ok Shelves: Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

Nov 23, Nihal Vrana rated it it was amazing. I concealed my game, my stake, my bet from your gaze. Somehow the world where the author takes the reader can only exist if you read that story.


The myth of the androgynous is weaved in a cacophony of verb tenses, second and third person narrators in The Twinswhere Mircea confronts cartarescuu reader with silent but deafening questions about social conventions that are used as tools to repress sexuality and replace it onstalgia all-consuming guilt and lifelong insecurities.

No hay nada racional. I’m familiar with Romanian mostalgia being married to a Romanian so maybe it was more accessible to me than average. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat His work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, and German. On the other hand, this book is hard to dygest. Mircea Cartarescu proves that these premises are not only possible, but also a necessity to preserve sanity in this demented world.

To ask other readers questions about Nostalgiaplease sign up. This at some point took a toll on me since it was difficult for me to stay connected and it was hard for me to move forward, there are discouraging bumps but if you persevere and continue reading it does not disappoint.

Cartaredcu like very much to see this book translated to Lithuanian, reawakening or creating memories for people around me. Is one of the best books from Romania. Romania 1 4 Apr 24, His descriptive range — from the physical to the metaphysical — is very impressive — and yet this is also part of what can make the novel hard going. The five stories seemed to be related in moments. The world became small, and it was easy to be alive.