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Aug 5 2012, 09:04 PM
I feel the same way about Cartarescu, he has to be one of the best 5 or 10 writers in the world right now...It may be heresy (pun intended) but i even prefer him to Schulz
I have difficulties placing writers above writers that seem to be an obvious, heavily, shaping influence. I mean, just from that one book I read there are a few obvious ones. kafka, Schulz and Blecher among them. I would add Perutz, but who knows whether he's been translated into Vamplanguage, and I have no idea whether he would have read him. And it's mainly the first story that had a strong Perutz vibe. But yeah, Bruno. So, that always seems having it ass backwards.

What have you read of his? Orbitor has not been completely translated into any language, I think, then there is Nostalgia and Meropi hates Travesty, I think. There isn't an awful lot.

Why would they give it to him this year? Any new book coming out in English/French translation? Any sense of international urgency?
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