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I am a stoic, and so I am not worried about what I cannot influence.

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Do you agree when critics describe you as a postmodern writer? They belong to a schizophrenia of thinking. The important thing is, while you read, that everything disappears around you, and when you go to sleep, you suddenly find yourself completely immersed in a bright new world. To leave comments on the website you must be a verified reader and accept the conditions of use.

You also referred to the East-West, North-South divide. European countries are not just simple squares on a map, but they have a bloody and traumatic past. What did you think strainee the city? How do strainf think it has influenced writers and readers, and how will it affect the writing and reading habits of the new generations?

It also steers clear of provincialism and provides a recipe for survival in a world in which there are no longer frumoaself certainties.


Is a united Europe better equipped to fight populism and extremism? To leave comments on the website you must be a verified reader.

Can you give more details about this idea? Fortunately, they have been excellently received and their influence is growing.

Mircea Cartarescu. Frumoasele straine.

You are a big fan of new technology. I dream of a Europe without frontiers, I am also aware that we still have a long way to go until we can hope to achieve this dream. Cartarescu, during his recent visit to the Catalan capital to begin a series of lectures at the CCCB cultural centre.

How would you describe yourself as a writer and a poet? Populism is the ugly face of democracy. A Nobel prizewinner would have a much stronger voice in the fight in our country against populism and brutality, and there are many who are afraid of this.

Mircea Cartarescu Bucharest, is one of the most relevant Romanian writers, poets and essayists of his generation.

There is a common spirit here, a tendency towards fantasy and dreaming in literature, which readers can find in my writing.

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I really like Catalans; I feel close to them in terms of possessing a similar formula of soul, and I sympathise with their ideals. On the other hand, there are people in etraine country who do everything they can to prevent me from getting this award, which makes more sense to them than to me. It represents the dictatorship of the striane, who have little problem in wiping their feet on minorities.

Populism is always brutal and aggressive, reactionary and against civilisation. Populism is now a common trend in many countries in Europe. Because it represents the adhesion to a set of values that are much higher than local and national ones. I am an author who writes with all of his strength, all of his organs, and I feel it is ridiculous to be labelled and dissected on the surgery table of literary critics.


Reading is more complex and creative than any other human activity. Some of your books have been translated into Catalan and Spanish. Barcelona passes motion to ban Franco foundation. The Judaic-Greek tradition dating back 3, years is its spine.

Since the Second World War, democracy has never been in greater danger. He has received some of the most frumoaseke European literary rfumoasele, including the Gregor von Rezzori prize in Italy, and strxine Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding.

All this categorising is again just putting up schizoid walls, which lead to misunderstandings.

Even with the new generations, readers will have a big advantage to those who don’t read any more. How do you feel about it? It was a big mistake.

My Europe is one built on an enormous cultural, philosophical and frumoqsele heritage. I do not expect any good things; I haven’t really had many of them in this life so far.