Tatiana Niculescu Bran

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Novel, "Ego. Prose" series, Polirom, 2011, 240 pages

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The Nights of the Patriarch is a captivating, unusual, non-fiction novel, with a substantial historical background and the potential to become an explosive film if adapted for the big screen. ”


“Contemporary historical fiction, blending into the plot plenty of real information and situations, The Nights of the Patriarch takes a hard look at the Romanian Orthodox Church, which has not yet settled its accounts with the past and among whose hierarchy there are still many sullied clerics, giving rise to endless internal power struggles and a prolonged moral crisis.”

(Marius CHIVU)

“I am convinced that The Nights of the Patriarch will become Tatiana Niculescu Bran’s best-known novel. Following on from Deadly Confession and The Book of Judges, maybe we shall also have another stage adaptation.”


“In this story there are no ‘guilty’ or ‘innocent’ parties; there are only people. From first page to last, this story of a man confronting the inevitability of his own transience is distinctive for the naturalness of its phrasing, imagery, and characterisation. The Nights of the Patriarch is not the novel of a ‘journalist’, but a prose writer in the true sense of the word.”



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