Bogdan Popescu

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Novel, "Ego Prose" series, Polirom, 2007, 432 pages

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“In fact, this is the first thing I ought to have written: Whoever Falls Asleep Last is an astounding book. What it delivers is neither entertainment nor the current science of those Romanian prose writers who display their stock of ‘lessons in life.’ To put it briefly, the novel offers an ultra-innervated vision of a matter that literature has learned to forget: the ‘art of moving souls.’”


Whoever Falls Asleep Last is an exceptional novel, among the best to have appeared after 1990. It is a substantial novel, written with finesse and intelligent irony (a shameful irony, if one might put it like that), written by a prose writer upon whom, as far as I am concerned, I am resting all my hopes.”

(Eugen SIMION)

“I do not hesitate to say that Whoever Falls Asleep Last is one of the most engrossing books to have been published since 1989, apt definitively to impose a name deserving of respect: Bogdan Popescu.”

(Bogdan CREŢU)

“There is no point hiding light behind a bushel: Whoever Falls Asleep Last is not just a superb novel, but a masterpiece of post-1989 Romanian literature.”



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