Mircea Cărtărescu

Mircea Cărtărescu

Mircea Cărtărescu (b. 1956) is a Romanian author. In 1991 he was the writer in residence for the Romanian Writers Union. 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.

Nostalgia

Fiction by Mircea Cărtărescu

Translated from the Romanian by Julian Semilian

Mircea Cărtărescu, born in 1956, is one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets. This translation of his 1989 novel 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, Bruno Schulz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, 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 notable exception, until now, of English.…
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Cartarescu is taking Europe by storm, with Nostalgia leading the way and garnering prize after prize in France, Italy, Germany…

American Review

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