Matei Visniec

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Novel, Prose series, Cartea romaneasca, 2011, 264 pages

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 “Matei Visniec’s latest novel is the best he has published to date. In Preventative Disorder Visniec shows he possesses the skills of a good storyteller, always providing just enough information to arouse the reader’s curiosity. The things the reader finds out in the first one hundred pages neither override his capacity for understanding nor offer him everything on a plate, but rather draw him into the act of reading.” 


 “With this novel, which is ultimately about the production and consumption of information, written with bittersweet humour and sparkling intelligence, Matei Visniec the prose writer wins you over once and for all.” 


 “Inspired from his own experience (Visniec is a journalist at RFI), the novel provides an inside look at the journalism phenomenon and the workings of the media machine.” 

(Adela VLAD)

  “The novel reflects on the astonishing phenomenon of the present-day information overload. For, paradoxically, hyper-informed man is also paralysed.” 



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