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This has made him into a celebrity in a society still unprepared to handle stardom frimoasele and where, accordingly, renowned people are simultaneously admired and envied, if not hated, for the wrong frumoasele straine.

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frumoasele straine Indeed, Kafka–a “soft” one, a “Kafka a la Roumaine–is at home both in the amusing-grotesque “Anthrax” episode recounted in the opening text as frumoasele straine as in the “French tour” story, where ten Romanian writers are paraded before French audiences like so many hunger artists. But, because the protagonist of the stories is Cartarescu himself–or “Cartarescu,” rather, the author’s fictional alter ego–this satire has a self-satiric or, more exactly, self-deprecating component.

Rhetorically and otherwise, this is a smart move. Mar 1, Words: They are billed “road frumoasele straine by the back-cover blurb–the English phrase is actually used there, and aptly so.

Editions of Frumoasele străine by Mircea Cărtărescu

Except that, of course, we are not dealing with screenplays, or anything of that frumoasele straine, but with a more complex genre, a hybrid lodged at the crossroads of fiction and nonfiction, a sort of slightly fictionalized travel frumasele where frumoasele straine observation and self-observation, on the one hand, and cultural commentary, on the other, combine into biting, well-aimed satire.

World Literature Today Article Type: In the process, he makes fun of frumoasele straine, too, of the “celebrity” he has become, but frumoasele straine to be detested by petty “competitors” at home or to be treated fru,oasele a space alien by surprisingly illiterate audiences in Southern France.

Retrieved Jul 27 from https: Thus, the stories in the book paint the picture of a “picaro” Cartarescu, of “Cartarescuas-the-famous-author” traveling through his country’s backwater towns Bacovia’s destitute eastern Romania or through cosmopolitan western Europe frumoasele straine running, over and over again, into quasi-surreal situations, which he narrates with comic gusto. The first is titled “Anthrax’; the frumoasele straine in translation”Beautiful Foreign Women, or How I Was a Run-of-the-Mill Author”; and the third, also in translation, “Bacovian [Story],” with frumoasele straine reference to Romanian poet George Bacovia and the depressive, small-town world evoked obsessively by this belated symbolist.

At once sad and hilarious, “light” and deep, critical and touching, Frumoasele straine is the three-part countersaga of the famous Romanian writer as twenty-first-century world schlemiel.

Keyword Title Author Topic. I call the texts narratives for lack of a better term.

Mircea Cartarescu. Frumoasele straine.

fgumoasele The writer urges frumoasele straine reader not to take him too seriously because he himself declines to do so in the first place. What unifies the two worlds, we discover, is the Kafkaesque absurd frumoasele straine the incidents derived from ignorance and cultural misunderstanding.

From the Land of the Moon. To clarify, let me just say that not only is Cartarescu Romania’s most gifted and famous writer, but his name and a possible Nobel Prize have often been mentioned in the same breath, at home frumoasele straine abroad.