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BLINDING Reviewed in the Star Tribune

Malcolm Forbes reviews Mircea Cărtărescu’s Blinding, translated from the Romanian by Sean Cotter, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune :

Cartarescu’s magical mystery tour has begun. Memories warp into fantasies and cityscape melts in and out of dreamscape. Segments of realism (the narrator’s family’s history, his country’s Soviet occupation) serve as springboards to great swaths of surrealism, much of it nightmarish (marauding zombie armies, statues that come to life). We get gypsy folklore, bloody legends, close-up anatomical detail and grotesque erotic reveries.


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