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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The “novel” is five essentially unconnected stories — the history of the greatest Russian Roulette player of all time; the coming of a charismatic messiah-child to an apartment block; a surreally obsessive love story between teens; the nostallgia tale of a girl’s disco A surreal trip through socialist, apartment-block Bucharest, largely through the eyes of children or teens who experience the fantastic or even onstalgia with precisely the same mix of curiosity and grievance as the everyday.

View all 4 comments. How, with what instruments, can you cloak the page with a pure confession, freed from the prison cell of artistic convention?

To those he adds speculation about a fourth brain, wondering about an archetypical Bucharest, the Hieropolis of an angel’s brain. Because, finally, I staked my life on literature. I barely noticed those around me. There were 2 long stories that didn not capture me much; but Mentardy and Architect are such pieces of pure genius, even the rest of the book was just No, no, no, no, no Great themes and ideas but too weighed down by unnecessary verbiage.

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. That is the dimension of this giant of writing.


No, I don’t wish to reach the point of being a great writer, I want to reach The All. The weapon to fight back against putrid reality is the kind of fiction that allows honesty and inner struggle to transcend imposture.

Recommended to Eliza by: Una storia stranissima, che fa da contenitore e contenuto e che si avvita su se stessa con la forza di un vortice marino che ci attrae trascinandoci al suo interno. Dreamers but never sleepwalkers.

This Bucharest is the rich city where ‘Nostalgia’ unfolds. Again and again we can bring our particular version nostallgia this man and all the other characters of this novel if cartaresuc is a novel into a contingent existence.

As ofhe is an associate professor. To unlock the mysteries of creation with music? Somehow the world where the author takes the reader can only exist if you read that story. 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. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

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

Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu

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. Jul 30, Ignacia Montero rated it it was amazing. Published November 17th by New Directions first published Because Rolando, as we had baptized the skeleton after the name of the blond boy on our street whom the girls liked, had to remain ours alone.


Multumesc pentru recomandare, Vio! He was recipient of the Romanian Writers Union prize in for Travesti and the Republic of Moldova prize inamong many other awards.

No hay nada racional. It is like a spiral of drunkenness absorbing you and not letting you go. Afterword by Julian Semilian.

A remarkable boy enraptures the children with tales of remarkable deeds. It’s fiction, every word of it is true.

Mircea Cartarescu, born inis one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets. The second one “Mentardy” is about a man who is remembering his infancy in his old neighborhood, and his adventures with a little boy who they nicknamed mentardy.

Nostalgia: A Novel – Mircea Cărtărescu, Mircea Cartarescu – Google Books

The “novel” is five essentially unconnected stories cartardscu the history of the greatest Russian Roulette player of all time; the coming of a charismatic messiah-child to an apartment block; a surreally obsessive love story between teens; the recounted tale of a girl’s discovery of the fabric of reality; and an architect’s obsession with the horn on his new car that leads to world domination. The final part of the main portion of this book is centered around Nana, a middle aged woman engaged in an affair with a college nosttalgia, as well as her memories of being 12 years old, when she was visited by a mother and son pair of gigantic skeletons.

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen cartarezcu are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. This article has multiple issues.