Mircea Cărtărescu

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  • Letitia Guran

Born on June 1, 1956 in Bucharest, Mircea Cărtărescu has published poetry, short stories, novels, and essays, all so well received by Romanian, European criticism and, recently by the large public, that in Romania his name is surrounded by a veritable mythical aura, which, over time, has led to high honors, but also contestation from within the literary world.

Cărtărescu's literary productivity is, from early on, quite impressive. Even under the drastic publishing constraints of the 1980s Cărtărescu managed to make his debut with the poetry collection Faruri, Vitrine, Fotografii (Headlights, Shop Windows, Photographs, 1980), followed by Aer cu …

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Guran, Letitia. "Mircea Cărtărescu". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 June 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12575, accessed 02 July 2015.]

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