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Mircea Cartarescu

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Mircea Cartarescu

Mircea Cartarescu is Romania's premier novelist and poet. His books have been translated in all major European languages. Nostalgia, from which "The Roulette Player" is excerpted, will be published by New Directions in 2005.

Articles by Mircea Cartarescu

Nabokov in Brasov
By Mircea Cartarescu
A few days ago I was taking a walk, somewhere around The New Times, rushing ahead with my fists crammed into the pockets of my jacket. The industrial landscape was so dire it almost made you…
Translated from Romanian by Julian Semilian
from The Roulette Player
By Mircea Cartarescu
By chance, the first roulette player I ever saw escaped with his life. Since then, for many years in a row, I attended hundreds of roulettes and I saw many times an image that cannot be described: the…
Translated from Romanian by Julian Semilian
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