Cecilia Stefanescu

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Novel, "Ego Prose" series, Polirom, 2008, 315 pages

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“From a psychoanalytical point of view, Cecilia Ştefănescu’s prose succeeds in describing with acuity and finesse essential moments in the development of the female soul, from fascination with the boundless to nostalgia for it. What psychoanalysis conceals in scholarly tomes, accessible only to specialists, the writer offers for the catharsis of all.”


“I would say that the literary air, the elaborate writing, and the painstaking construction all give a stylistic note specific to Cecilia Ştefănescu, but without excluding the freshness or rawness of sensation.”


“Although she plumbs, like Cărtărescu, the depths of the age of uncertain sex, Cecilia Ştefănescu forcefully breaks free of slavish, epigone imitation. Her vision, supported by an authoritative style of writing, captivating even in its imperfections, explores the furthest limits of femininity in the name of femininity.”

(Tania RADU)

“The author avoids, with childlike grace, the vulgar exhibitionism approved of by those with literary velleities. Perhaps also because she has something intimate to say, something with an inner import.”



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