Nostalgia

Nostalgia The astonishing debut in English of one of Romania s foremost writers Mircea Cartarescu born in is one of Romania s leading novelists and poets This translation of his novel Nostalgia wri

  • Title: Nostalgia
  • Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
  • ISBN: 9789735025
  • Page: 160
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  • The astonishing debut in English of one of Romania s foremost writers.Mircea Cartarescu, 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 LuisThe astonishing debut in English of one of Romania s foremost writers.Mircea Cartarescu, 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 Cort zar, Gabriel Garc a M rquez, 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.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 novel 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.

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    About Author

    1. Romanian poet, novelist, essayist and a professor at the University of Bucharest.Born in Bucharest, he graduated from the University of Bucharest s Faculty of Letters, Department of Romanian Language And Literature, in 1980 Between 1980 and 1989 he worked as a Romanian language teacher, and then he worked at the Writers Union and as an editor at the Caiete Critice magazine In 1991 he became a lecturer at the Chair of Romanian Literary History, part of the University of Bucharest Faculty of Letters As of 2010, he is an associate professor Between 1994 1995 he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.Among his writings Nostalgia a full edition of the earlier published Visul , 1993, Travesti 1994, Orbitor 2001, Enciclopedia zmeilor The Encyclopedia of Dragons 2002, Pururi t n r, nf surat n pixeli Forever young, convolved in pixels 2002, De ce iubim femeile bestseller Why do we love women 2004.

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    1. Nostalgia is a ticket back to childhood and boundless imagination, the key to invisible rites of passage that transform the caterpillar into butterfly, the aphrodisiac nebula of dreams as primary life, of memory as means to survive the perversion of reality, of stories within stories that spiral down into the abyss of existence.Is it possible to reach infinity through words To unlock the mysteries of creation with music To love with delirious madness, with helpless abandon, to desire intensely e [...]


    2. Comentario al cerrar el libroDios m o Dios nuestro Dios si existe, y si no cualquier expresi n equivalente No s c mo hablar de lo que acabo de leer El tiempo me ense ar a hacerlo Desde ese primer relato, El ruletista, pasando por los tres de la serie Nostalgia El Mend bil, Los gemelos y REM hasta ese ep logo brutal de El arquitecto, no deja este libro de construir su tema, de agotarlo, de explorarlo en todos sus caminos.Fuert simo Hermoso Insisto no s c mo hablar de lo que acabo de leer.


    3. There is a place in the world where the impossible is possible, namely fiction, that is, literature.Mircea C rt rescu.Thus, in this world we meet the Russian roulette player who will not die, not only because he can always confound the odds, but because we the readers bring him to life every time we read about his deeds Again and again we can bring our particular version of this man and all the other characters of this novel if it is a novel into a contingent existence Concentrate We re giving l [...]


    4. Big disappointment Great themes and ideas but too weighed down by unnecessary verbiage Piling paint on a canvas to create texture and meaning is one thing, but an analogous strategy in literature does not typically work with me I refuse to skim novels but when I know that the next two pages will only be a piling on of predictable atmosphere my mind wanders the individuality of each word blurs into indistinctness mind mists form succubi suck the reading dry and I wonder why I m doing what I m doi [...]


    5. Hay autores malos, hay autores buenos y hay genios Y est claro que Cartarescu pertenece a esta categor a.Un libro que releer, ahora y siempre Un autor con el que seguir disfrutando S lo por este libro ya merece la pena todo mi a o lector Me conmueve, me agita, me sacude Este se or sabe c mo utilizar las palabras, sin duda alguna Es capaz de combinar su pasado de poeta con el fr o rasgo de las matem ticas, con la organizaci n de la trama y con utilizar en el momento justo cada una de sus palabras [...]


    6. Se dice que el mago, el vidente y el cantor son las formas primigenias del poeta Dando vuelo a la fantas a yo me permitir a clasificar a este novelista, ensayista y poeta rumano, Mircea Cartarescu 1956 , como una especie de mago Tal vez en tiempos inmemoriales, all en alg n lugar de los C rpatos, en las lejanas tierras de la Ruman a medieval, habitada entonces por tribus indescifrables, Cartarescu utilizaba sus poderes para crear fantas as que la gente transformaba en realidades y tal vez as es [...]


    7. Imi doresc sa am competenta de a comenta prozele scrise de Mircea Cartarescu, sa i inteleg toate simbolurile si subtilitatile Ce am, insa, este doar certitudinea ca ma simt acasa in cartile sale, in lumile in care ma transporta Citesc si zbor pe aripi de fluture in trecutul copilariei sau in cel mai fantastic vis si ma regasesc pe fiecare pagina Fie ea magica sau sordida.Am citit toate aceste povestiri acum opt ani, editate in volume separate, si nu m au entuziasmat Nu am retinut prea multe, imi [...]


    8. I don t know what to say It is the best thing I have read in a very long time This book is simply fantastic It contains five stories that start like having light cocktails, continue with a formidable drunkenness, and end with an after drunkenness with no hangover The first story The roulette player is about a man who makes a living by playing the Russian roulette He quickly becomes a millionaire because he is never able to shoot himself and people keep paying him and for playing the game The s [...]


    9. Realmente cautivador En la introducci n, Edmundo Paz Sold n cita a Borges Yo tambi n hubiera citado a Cort zar en el inicio del cuarto cuento incluso se cita cuando se describe la librer a de uno de los personajes Los cuentos tiene un enfoque fant stico muy borgiano o cortaciano La realidad como ficci n, la ficci n como la nica realidad, la mortalidad y el absurdo de la nada, la necesidad de inmortalidad He le do lo que llevo escrito y puede que a alguien le d por pensar que vaya co azo de cuent [...]


    10. A surreal trip through socialist, apartment block Bucharest, largely through the eyes of children or teens who experience the fantastic or even meta realities with precisely the same mix of curiosity and grievance as the everyday 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 recounted tale of a girl s discovery of t [...]


    11. The most hypnotic book I have read since Meyrink s Der Golem In a number of short stories Cartarescu conjures up a world set somewhere in the city that is Bukarest that is at the same time intensely magical and intensely real This is my kind of novel.


    12. This is not a novel, but a collection of five huge stories, united by voice and themes 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 Not an easy book to get through, but infinitely rewarding to fans of philosophical writers Kafka , labyrinthian architects Borges , and insanely imaginative creators Bolano et al Brilliant book.


    13. I read this book on the bus, on my way to work It is the first Dwarsligger book ever published in Romania and it is a concept so well adapted to urban life the book is small, compact, portable and very, very friendly for reading Nostalgia was also my first reading from Cartarescu I have read some poems before, but not prose 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 author des [...]


    14. P rerea mea este c dac vrei s vezi idei bune care ajung s fie stricate de insu i autorul lor, trebuie s cite ti Nostalgia Cel mai lung i distrug tor capitol a fost REM, a a c mi am permis s trec peste anumite pagini ca s ajung c t mai repede la sf r itul s u.Cu toate c n general mi a displ cut cartea, trebuie s recunosc c povestirea Ruletistul i povestirea Arhitectul au fost destul de bune tiu c mul i ndr gesc cartea aceasta dar, pur i simplu, nu m fascineaz deloc imaginea Bucure tiului de mai d [...]


    15. Ce me te ug blestemat face ca, aidoma celor care ascultau muzica Arhitectului din ultima povestire , eu sa nu m pot opune acestor r nduri de o profunzime i o migal exemplare 4,5 5


    16. Stil greoi, pompos si inutil pretios Descrieri interminabile a unor elemente neimportante si trimiteri care adesea imi par trantite acolo doar pentru a arata gradul ridicat de cultura al autorului M am chinuit sa termin Gemenii mai bine de o saptamana Aici ma opresc, pentru ca povestile par sa devina din ce in ce mai dificile si mai aiuristice Ruletistul a fost cat de cat interesanta.


    17. Nostalgia seems at a first understanding a expression of young adolescent sexuality, dreams and hopes In the end, it game me deeper toughts, but if i name them than it would have no purpose reading the book On the other hand, this book is hard to dygest Good luck



    18. This book is a gem of magical reality 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 I would have given it 5.I m familiar with Romanian culture being married to a Romanian so maybe it was accessible to me than average But the sheer strength of the imagination and mental agility should take you away, even though you do not get the context or connatations I generally like Magi [...]


    19. Yo no creo que este libro sea una novela sino un recuento de relatos repletos, eso s , de descripciones barrocas como palimpsestos sujetos por una trama un tanto endeble No obstante, fue una lectura que me sugiri im genes m s pl sticas que literarias aunque me parece que a algunos escritores les ha inspirado m s de un argumento fant stico me refiero en concreto a REM La nostalgia que desprende la escritura de este escritor rumano me parece que es la nostalgia de esos tiempos en los que la imagin [...]


    20. Now THAT is fucking like it than the so so Travesti and not just because it turns out that Travesti is essentially a remix of one of the stories in Nostalgia Funny, devastating, creepy, the storyteller trapped as God within his own story Damn, I m going to have to read the diaries too, aren t I


    21. Descriptive and evocative, mysterious, haunting, as if it was written by a psychedelic Proust , but also incredibly charming perhaps a dive into the most remarkable paper world known by contemporary Postmodernism.





    22. Stunning One of the contemporary Romanian greats, criminally under translated in English Some of the most vivid, haunting, creative imagery I ve ever encountered in a novel.


    23. El libro est dividido en varias narraciones 1 El Ruletista 5 52 El Mend bil 5 53 Los gemelos 4 54 REM 4 55 El arquitecto 5 5El ruletista, el mend bil y el arquitecto son narraciones muy breves de menos de 45 p ginas cada uno.El ruletista es excelente, siento que no deber a decir nada para evitar arruinar el desarrollo del texto Si puedo decirles que est lleno de preciosismo, cosa que siempre me ha llamado la atenci n, m s cuando es combinado con una atm sfera que parece ser deprimente.En cuanto [...]


    24. Recomiendo leer sin dividir la lectura, mucho menos REM No me fue posible abandonar este libro y cuando lo hice tuve que retomarlo desde el principio.El impacto es profundo, transformador, delirante Mi pobre cultura me impide compararlo con alg n autor cl sico pero no me importa, para m ha sido un viaje total.


    25. La primera historia me gusto mucho, sin embargo las dem s historias me desesperaron, por su cuesti n po tica, eso me dificulto mucho y me desesperaba, me daba la impresi n que un hecho tan simple pasaras 5 paginas y siguiera describiendo los mismo de mil manera, como remasticar mucho lo que quiero decir.


    26. Some of the stories were very good Some were just convoluted and difficult to digest The good ones would work better as stand alones that as part of a book.


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