Matei Visniec

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Novel, Prose series, Cartea Romaneasca, 2013, 336 pages

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Critics about

 “The Dealer in Openings to Novels is an apocalyptic self-fiction that invites the reader into a maze of mirrors, from which you cannot emerge unscathed, but which makes you wait for a unique, suitable, healing beginning. A wonderful Matei Visniec-brand dystopia.” 

(Marius MIHET, Familia)

“A remarkable literary achievement, the book that Romanian postmodernism, with its unfinished history, needed, a book which today’s reader, if he is passionate about literature and not just the ‘story’, will savour with delight.”

(Doris MIRONESCU, Suplimentul de cultura)

“The novel is proof of extraordinary creativity, it is a stylish combination of numerous topical themes and subjects, and the reader is completely won over by the concise and fluid style of the author, who knows the individual and his desires via the plays that bear his signature. Visniec encourages you to reflect, and this is his overriding quality.”

(Andreea ANDRUSCA,


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