Mircea Cărtărescu, Nostalgia [Nostalgia]

Letitia Guran (Longwood College)
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In the five short stories organized as a Prologue, Epilogue and a body of three texts supra-titled “Nostalgia,” the eponymous book unveils some of the most powerful visions of Cărtărescu’s fictional universe, and begins to unwind the narrative thread which not only connects each story to the next, but opens up paths to Cărtărescu’s later novels. Part of a remarkable effort to (re)discover “the order of things”, and the connections among words, objects, memories, dreams, desires, expectations, aspirations and fears through writing,

Nostalgia

makes intelligible the relations governing the infinite web of impressions, sensations, associations, murky feelings, obsessions, and frustrations which constitute everybody’s life. After reading

Nostalgia

and more so,

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Citation: Guran, Letitia. "Nostalgia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 June 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=30160, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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