Mircea Cărtărescu

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Mircea Cărtărescu
Mircea cartarescu by cosmin bumbutz.jpg
Bucharest 2003
Born (1956-06-01) 1 June 1956 (age 57)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation Poet, novelist, essayist, journalist, professor
Period 1978 – present
Literary movement 80s Generation, Blue Jeans Generation, Postmodernism

Mircea Cărtărescu (Romanian pronunciation: [mirˈt͡ʃe̯a kərtəˈresku]; born 1 June 1956) is a Romanian poet, novelist and essayist.

Born in Bucharest, he graduated from the University of Bucharest's Faculty of Letters, Department of Romanian Language And Literature, in 1980. Between 1980 and 1989 he worked as a Romanian language teacher, and then he worked at the Writers' Union and as an editor at the Caiete Critice magazine. In 1991 he became a lecturer at the Chair of Romanian literary history, part of the University of Bucharest Faculty of Letters. At present (2010), he is an associate professor.[1] Between 1994-1995 he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

Works[edit]

His debut as a writer was in 1978, in România Literară magazine.

Poetry[edit]

  • Faruri, vitrine, fotografii..., ("Headlights, shop windows, photographs...") Cartea Românească, 1980 - Writers' Union Prize, 1980
  • Poeme de amor ("Love Poems"), Cartea Românească, 1982.
  • Totul ("Everything"), Cartea Românească, 1984.
  • Levantul (The Levant), Cartea Românească, 1990 - Writers'Union Prize, 1990, republished at Humanitas in 1998.
  • Dragostea ("Love"), Humanitas, 1994.
  • 50 de sonete de Mircea Cărtărescu cu cincizeci de desene de Tudor Jebeleanu ("50 Sonnets by Mircea Cărtărescu With Fifty Drawings by Tudor Jebeleanu"), Brumar, 2003

Prose[edit]

Essays[edit]

  • Visul chimeric (subteranele poeziei eminesciene) ("Chimerical Dream - The Undergrounds of Eminescu's Poetry"), Litera, 1991
  • Postmodernismul românesc ("Romanian postmodernism"), Ph.D. thesis, Humanitas, 1999
  • Pururi tânăr, înfăşurat în pixeli ("Forever young, wrapped up in pixels"), Humanitas, 2003
  • Baroane! ("You Baron!"), Humanitas, 2005

Audiobooks[edit]

  • Parfumul aspru al ficţiunii ("The Rough Fragrance of Fiction"), Humanitas, 2003

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 1980 Romanian Writers' Union Prize
  • 1989 Romanian Academy's Prize
  • 1990 Romanian Writer's Unions Prize, Flacăra magazine Prize, Ateneu magazine Prize, Tomis magazine Prize, Cuvântul magazine Prize
  • 1992 Le Rêve nominee for: Prix Mèdicis, Prix Union Latine, Le meilleur livre étranger
  • 1994 Romanian Writer's Union Prize, ASPRO Prize, Moldavian Writers' Union Prize
  • 1996 ASPRO Prize, Flacăra magazine Prize, Ateneu magazine Prize, Tomis magazine Prize, Cuvântul magazine Prize
  • 1997 Flacăra magazine Prize, Ateneu magazine Prize, Tomis magazine Prize, Cuvântul magazine Prize
  • 1999 Orbitor's French translation nominee for Prix Union Latine
  • 2000 Romanian Writers' Association Prize
  • 2002 ASPRO Prize, AER Prize
  • 2006 Grand Officer of the Cultural Merit Order (Ordinul "Meritul cultural" în grad de mare ofiţer), awarded by Romanian Presidency
  • 2011 Vilenica Prize
  • 2014 Best Translated Book Award, shortlisted for Blinding, translated from the Romanian into English by Sean Cotter [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.unibuc.ro/ro/catd_flclr_ro
  2. ^ Chad W. Post (April 14, 2014). "2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Fiction Finalists". Three Percent. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 

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