“Orbitor” in engleza! Turneul lui Mircea Cărtărescu in Statele Unite

Mircea Cărtărescu Comes to North America!




This month we invite you to come out and help us welcome Mircea Cărtărescu as he journeys to North America to celebrate the launch of his remarkable novel Blinding, beautifully translated from the Romanian by Sean Cotter.

Mircea Cărtărescu was born in 1956 in Bucharest, Romania. One of the foremost contemporary novelists and poets of Romania’s 1970s “Blue Jeans Generation,” his work was always strongly influenced by American writing in opposition to the official Communist ideology. Cărtărescu is the winner of the Berlin International Prize, the Romanian Writers’ Union Prize, the Romanian Academy’s Prize, the Swiss Leuk Spycher Preis, the Serbian Grand Prize for International Poetry, the 1992 nominee for the Prix Mèdicis, among other awards. His Nostalgia was published by New Directions. He currently lives in Bucharest.

Sean Cotter’s translations from the Romanian include Liliana Ursu’s Lightwall and Nichita Danilov’s Second-hand Souls. His essays, articles, and translations have appeared in Conjunctions, Two Lines, and Translation Review. His translation of Nichita Stănescu’s Wheel With a Single Spoke was the 2013 winner of the Best Translated Book Award in Poetry. He is Associate Professor of Literature and Literary Translation at the University of Texas at Dallas, Center for Translation Studies.

Praise for Mircea Cărtărescu
“Cărtărescu’s themes are immense…. They reveal to us a secret Bucharest, folded into underground passages far from the imperious summons of history, which never stops calling to us.” –Le Monde (France)

“Cărtărescu’s phantasmagorical world is similar to Dalí’s dreamscapes.” –Kirkus Reviews

Gripping, impassioned, unexpected– the qualities that the best in literature possesses.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“If George Lucas were a poet, this is how he would write.” –New York Sun

Reality has become promiscuous. Seldom have we seen Eros and Thanatos in such an obscene embrace…” -Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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