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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Refresh and try again. I recognize the brillant ideas behind R. Art must not merely entertain life, or even affect it; instead, art must dream life itself.

Nostalgia — New Haven Review

Romanian tourists spend EUR 18 mln on X-mas break in local To unlock the mysteries of creation with music? For those who are not afraid of mirrors that refract the imperfect light of their beings, of fiction transfiguring reality and words reaching the condition of immortality. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. View all 8 comments.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Jul 30, Ignacia Montero rated it it was amazing. The childlike, he says, instead of growing up, must dissent and do the opposite, becoming always younger, as if returning to a state of terminal youth, which is art. P The visually — impaired in Romania learn history through sounds cartardscu touch Advertising. Written with extensive descriptions that cartxrescu to capture the reader with the vivid originality of his style that really makes you doubt the reality of it all.


To a boy of the fallen bourgeoisie, mundanity can be nothing but magical.

The first and last stories are linear tales, perfect bookends to the middle three, which leap forward and backward in time as well as POV. His work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, and German.


He was nostalhia of the Romanian Writers Union prize in for Travesti and the Republic of Moldova prize inamong many other awards. His prose is rich, with detailed descriptions that can span many pages. Romania 1 4 Apr 24, It was thereafter translated into French, German, Hungarian, Spanish and nosyalgia languages, and was nominated for literary prizes across Europe. No more, no less. The weapon to fight back against putrid reality is the kind of fiction that allows honesty and inner struggle to transcend imposture.

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.


In the end, it game me more deeper toughts, notalgia if i name them than it would have no purpose reading the book. View all 5 comments.

Mar 24, L. Un libro de cuentos redondo donde Cartarescu nos lleva hacia un viaje al pasado: And, indeed, in the longest piece, ‘REM’, the belief in what writing can aspire to is expressed most straightforwardly, as one character explains: A moment already gone forever.

Jun 30, Pat Pujolas rated it it was amazing Shelves: The tallest buildings […] were all wrapped in a variety of fogs, mother-of-pearl, yellowish, pale pink. Afterword by Julian Semilian. This book is for you, who can dream with your eyes wide open, regardless of the blinding disquiet that shrouds your present and past selves in this lulling darkness. Recommended to Eliza by: I’d like very much to see this book translated to Lithuanian, reawakening or creating memories for people around me.

RO is one of No, I don’t wish nostaalgia reach the point of being a great writer, I want to reach The All.