Nostalgia

Nostalgia - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'Cartarescu is one of the great literary voices of Central Europe' Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize winner and author of Flights

'Creator of a universe that's caught between dream and reality, Cartarescu is a revelation' El Pais


A dreamlike novel of memory and magic, Nostalgia turns the dark world of Communist Bucharest into a place of strange enchantments. Here a man plays increasingly death-defying games of Russian Roulette, a child messiah works his magic in the tenements, a young man explores gender boundaries, a woman relives her youth and an architect becomes obsessed with the sound of his new car horn - with unexpected consequences.

Blending reality and symbolism, time and myth, this is a cult masterwork from Romania's most celebrated writer.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241448915
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 859.335
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm