Adrian Buz was born in Craiova in 1971. He graduated from the University of Craiova with a Degree in Literature. Published works: The Last Chapter (short stories, Editura Masina de Scris, 2001; Debut Prize of Romania literara magazine), The Soft Wall (novel, Polirom, 2005). He is a translator of American literature, including William Burroughs, John Dos Passos, Hunter Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis, Hubert Selby, Dave Eggers, Augusten Burroughs. He contributes short prose, essays and translations to the online and print cultural press: Ramuri, Romania literara, Noua literatura, Liternet,...
Novel, Ego. Prose series, Polirom, 2014, 368 pages
In Romania anno 1989 everyday life meant fear, shortages, uniformity, compromises, humiliation. Evil and ugliness were the dominants of the “golden age,” but not everything was evil or ugly. Even in the regime’s army, a place of brutality and absurdity, because there were young people there also existed dreams and the desire to live differently. The Revolution brought an overflowing of this stream of hidden life, with all the good and bad it entailed. Against the backdrop of this period of upheavals, the novel’s protagonist turns his mind back to the years of his rebellious youth, recollecting in order to understand...