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El Ruletista
El Ruletista

El Ruletista

FICTION

64 Pages, 4.75 x 7.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.00 (US $13.00) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9788415130048

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Impedimenta (Feb 2012)

Price: $13.00
 
 

Overview

Banned for years in Romania, this brilliant narrative of European literature tells the unlikely story of an unlucky man who, surprisingly, makes a fortune in deadly sessions of Russian roulette. Feverish crowds get in line to participate in the ceremonies of death and redemption that give way to mass hysteria. This novel attempts to explain how a dull man ends up as someone seemingly immortal and impregnable when, in fact, he only breeds the desperate spirit of self-destruction. Prohibido durante años en Rumanía, este relato brillante de la literatura europea cuenta la historia poco probable de un hombre de mala suerte que, sorprendentemente, gana una fortuna en sesiones mortales de la ruleta rusa. Multitudes febriles se ponen en fila para participar en las ceremonias de muerte y redención que ceden a la histeria colectiva. Esta novela trata de explicar cómo un hombre aburrido termina siendo una persona aparentemente inmortal e invulnerable cuando, en realidad, sólo engendra el espíritu desesperado de la autodestrucción.

Reviews

"As a storyteller, Cartarescu is comparable to Kafka, Borges, Cortazar, or Kundera. One of the biggest." —Andrei Codrescu, author, poet, and commentator, National Public Radio

Author Biography

Mircea Cartarescu is a Romanian poet, novelist, and essayist. Marian Ochoa de Eribe is a translator.