The five segments of Mircea Cartarescu's groundbreaking novel each focus on wildly separate narratives. Different in plot, style and tone, each tale revolves around a shared core, a hidden centre. Taken as a whole, they serves as exploration of time and place, of communism and capitalism, of real and unreal.
Insightful, strange and wildly imaginative, Nostalgia is one of the best Romanian novels of the twentieth century.
Romania's leading novelist and poet ... Cartarescu's phantasmagorical world is similar to Dalí's dreamscapes.
Creator of a universe that's caught between dream and reality, Cartarescu is a revelation
A bright star on the firmament of European literature