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Exquisite prose and a dreamlike world collide in this compelling novel from Mircea Cartarescu, widely considered to be one of the greatest contemporary European storytellers. Victor is a successful writer living in the Carpathians, trying to exorcise his demons through his writing. He is haunted by an encounter he had as a teenager with Lulu, a friend who dressed up as a woman on the last night of summer camp and kissed him. Alternating between the perspectives of 17-year-old Victor and 34-year-old Victor, "Lulu "explores themes of alienation and obsession."Prosa exquisita y un mundo de ensueno chocan en esta novela apasionante de Mircea Cartarescu, considerado uno de las mas grandes narradores europeos contemporaneos. Victor es un escritor de exito viviendo en los Carpatos, intentando exorcizar sus demonios a traves de su escritura. Esta obsesionado con un encuentro que tuvode joven con Lulu, unamigo que se vistio de mujer en la ultima noche de campamento de verano y lo beso. Alternando entre las perspectivas del Victor de 17 anos y delVictor de 34 anos, "Lulu" explora los temas de enajenacion y obsesion.""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • Editorial Impedimenta
  • Madrid Spain, United States
  • Spanish
  • Unabridged
  • 8415130198
  • 9788415130192
  • 660,797

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"Cartarescu's phantasmagorical world is similar to Dali's dreamscapes." "Kirkus Reviews""show more

About Mircea Cartarescu

Mircea Cartarescuis a Romanian poet, novelist, and essayist. He is the author of "El Rutelista." Marian Ochoa de Eribe also translated Cartarescu's "Ruletistu" to Spanish. Carlos Pardo is an editor and a poet who is one of the organizers of Cosmopoetica, an annual poetry festival held in Cordoba, Spain."show more

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Exquisite prose and a dreamlike world collide in this compelling novel from Mircea Cartarescu, more

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881 ratings
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4 29% (254)
3 30% (264)
2 14% (120)
1 5% (44)
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