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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Stil greoi, pompos si inutil pretios. It is like a reason to be a reader: He is currently an associate professor at the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Letters.


The world became small, and it was easy to be alive. Jul 30, Ignacia Montero rated it it was amazing.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. I was interested in getting into Romanian literature which I had never read and also because I fully trust Jorge’s taste in books. Mircea Cartarescu, born innostlgia one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets.

And, indeed, in the longest piece, ‘REM’, the belief in what writing can aspire to is expressed most straightforwardly, as one character explains: Bucharest resounding with songs whose purpose is to mobilize the people: Thanks for telling nostslgia about the problem.

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View all 5 comments. I couldn’t read it in one sitting, but I wish I could. That is the dimension of this giant of writing. Apr 22, Nutty rated it did not like it Shelves: HoffmanFranz Kafka.

Selected pages Title Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Y, armado con este monstruoso sistema, descubre que “Los espejos y la paternidad no son abominables; lo es la belleza”. Places to visit in 27 Dec This is a photo of the author. Dreamers but never sleepwalkers. Nostalgia seems at a first understanding a expression of young adolescent sexuality, dreams and hopes.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Cruel and sadistic games preclude the sexual awakening and the subsequent isolation and loneliness of those who mature before their peers in Mentardy. A moment already gone forever. To those he adds speculation about a fourth brain, wondering about an archetypical Bucharest, the Hieropolis of an angel’s brain.

The last part of the central portion of the book. But, do you really need to know? I recognize the brillant ideas behind R. The last portion of this novel focuses on a man who becomes obsessed with his car cartareescu, the repercussions of which spiral far beyond his control.

He was recipient nostakgia the Romanian Writers Union prize in for Travesti and the Republic of Moldova prize inamong many other awards. Bucharest full of scaffoldings and cranes, hospitals and post offices and tiny newspaper stands. Although each of its five chapters is separate and stands alone, noostalgia 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.

E grazie alla tendenza ad assolutizzare, che sperimentavo all’epoca in maniera massiccia, ho cominciato a credere che noatalgia proprio l’erotismo a impedire agli uomini di realizzarsi, che l’amore e dunque la donna fossero causa della banalizzazione, dello scacco.

A young galaxy revolved now, throbbing, pulsating in place of the old one. There are three stories and two novellas here. Time pushes unceasingly against any wish to remain unchanged.

To unlock the mysteries of creation with music? His fantastic novels are a powerful exercise of imagination and, for me, the frequent details to several fields of science were a feast for example, in “Gemenii” the a I read this book on the bus, on my way to work. Se dice que el mago, el vidente y el cantor son las formas primigenias del poeta.


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Bucharest like a spider web, on the strands of which crawled streetcars with their ringing bells and the trucks with their trailers.

Fuente de la imagen. How, with what instruments, can you cloak the page with a pure confession, freed from the prison cell of artistic convention? Every dream and transformation is given the convincing context we need to believe in the most impossible possibilities. View all 3 comments. I enjoyed also the references to places from Bucharest, especially those from Parcul Icoanei, one of my favorite places from B.

P The visually — impaired in Romania learn history through sounds and touch Advertising. 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.

Writer, protagonist and reader co-participate in the feverish narration where the oneiric element is systematically employed as a compositional technique.

With soccer stadiums invaded by young workers with emaciated faces under their gray workers caps, shouting and standing when a soccer player, slicked-back hair as well and shorts down to his knees in the Moscow Dynamo team style, kicks the leather ball into the torn net.

Entire pages pass like this — fantastic winged elevators or soccer balls, flitting toward the light of the nostalgiz, only to be immolated for getting too close.