The Levant (poem)

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The Levant
Author Mircea Cărtărescu
Original title Levantul
Country Romania
Language Romanian
Publisher Cartea românească
Publication date
1990
Pages 223
ISBN 973-23-0236-4

The Levant (Romanian: Levantul) is a 1990 epic poem by the Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu. Consisting of twelve cantos in verse, the narrative begins in the early 19th century, and follows a band of Wallachian adventurers and pirates, who return to their native land in an attempt to overthrow an oppressor. Cărtărescu uses the poem to highlight the Oriental influences in Romanian culture.[1]

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  • The Levant at the publisher's website (Romanian)