Nostalgia. Mircea Cartarescu, Author, Julian Semilian, Translator, Andrei Codrescu, Introduction by, trans. from the Romanian by Julian. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu. Mircea Cărtărescu, born in , is one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets . This translation of his novel Nostalgia, writes Andrei.

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Between and he worked as a Romanian language teacher, and then he worked at the Writers Union and as an editor at the Caiete Critice magazine. Mar 09, Alexandra G rated it liked it. His descriptive range — from the physical to the metaphysical — is very impressive — and yet this is also part of what can noshalgia the novel hard going.

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Google Search Search this website. The narrative consists of five distinct parts which assiduously link together to produce a narrative that is on the one hand disjointed and on the other produces, as a whole, a kind of hidden centre while negotiation the Romanian relationship to time and place, state and nationalism, communism and community, the rural and the capital with a neurotic, hallucinatory fervor that itself seems an exhalation of all of these anxieties.

A man’s obsession can bring him from the driver’s seat of his Dacia car to the controlling force of the universe and then the progenitor of a whole new universe. I was interested in getting into Romanian literature which I had never read and also because I fully trust Jorge’s taste in books. It contains five stories that start like having light cocktails, continue with a formidable drunkenness, and end with an after-drunkenness with no hangover.


Apr 22, Nutty rated it did not like it Shelves: Ha sido mi primer Cartarescu y creo que vale la pena seguirle la pista a este autor. Jun 30, Pat Pujolas rated it it was amazing Shelves: To unlock the mysteries of creation with music?

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We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Lists with This Book. Dreamers but never sleepwalkers. Bucharest like a spider web, on the strands of which crawled streetcars with their ringing bells and the trucks with their trailers. Mircea Cartarescu, born inis one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets.

This is not a novel, but a collection of five huge stories, united by voice and themes. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Great themes and ideas but too weighed down by unnecessary verbiage. 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.

The weapon to fight back against putrid reality is cqrtarescu kind of fiction that allows honesty and inner struggle to transcend imposture. Descrieri interminabile a unor elemente neimportante si trimiteri care adesea imi par trantite acolo doar pentru a arata gradul ridicat de cultura al autorului.


Although each of its five chapters is separate and stands alone, a thematic, even mesmeric harmony finds itself in children’s games, the music of the spheres, humankind’s primordial myth-making, the origins of the universe, and in the dilapidated tenement blocks of an apocalyptic Bucharest during the years of communist dictatorship.

Underneath, hundreds of meters below nostalvia feet, we saw Bucharest stretching out before us, tortuous as a labyrinth drowning in a vortex of dust.


Is one of the best books from Romania. Un libro de cuentos redondo donde Cartarescu nos lleva hacia un viaje al pasado: He is currently an associate professor at the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Letters. Y, armado con este monstruoso sistema, descubre que “Los espejos y la paternidad no son abominables; noztalgia es la belleza”. A surreal trip through socialist, apartment-block Bucharest, largely through the eyes of children or teens who experience cartarsscu fantastic or even meta-realities with precisely the same mix of curiosity and grievance as the everyday.

I’m high up in the air and I can see. A surrealist landscape stands revealed in this work by one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets; this is the author’s U. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Luring you cartaarescu with the realistic details, the author treats the worldview of a child with utmost seriousness and when the narrative and descriptions reach a certain point of hyper-realism, you start to feel nauseous and somehow exposed.

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