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- DescriptionMircea Cartarescu, born in 1956, is one of Romania's leading velists and poets. This translation of his 1989 vel Nostalgia, writes Andrei Codrescu, introduces to English a writer who has always had a place reserved for him in a constellation that includes the Brothers Grimm, Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Bru Schulz, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Milan Kundera, and Milorad Pavic, to mention just a few. Like most of his literary contemporaries of the avant-garde Eighties Generation, his major work has been translated into several European languages, with the table exception, until w, of English. Readers opening the pages of Nostalgia should brace themselves for a verbal tidal wave of the imagination that will wash away previous ideas of what a vel is or ought to be. 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.
- Author BiographyMircea Cartarescu (b. 1956) is a Romanian author. He was recipient of the Romanian Writers Union prize in 1994 for Travesti and the Republic of Moldova prize in 1994, among many other awards. His work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, and German. Julian Semilian is a Romanian-born poet, translator, novelist and filmmaker. He currently teaches film editing at the North Carolina School of the Arts, after a twenty-four-year career as a film editor in Hollywood. Before his translation of Cartarescu's Nostalgia, he translated Paul Celan's Romanian Poems (Green Integer).
- Author(s)Mircea Cartarescu
- PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication25/10/2005
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Weight480 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byJulian Semilian
- Introduction byAndrei Codrescu
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