Cristian Teodorescu

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Novel, "Proza" series, Cartea Romaneasca, 2009, 280 pages

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 “What makes this novel be one that will, I have no doubt, make a lasting mark in literary history is its art of discretion. Cristian Teodorescu creates an entire world, with all its sadnesses, joys, vices and weaknesses, a world in permanent conflict with history, without becoming explicit and theorising.”

(Bogdan CREȚU, Ziarul de Iași)

"We can rejoice that, besides books that followed the commercial trend, the year 2009 also brought with it at least two exceptional novels for Romanian literature: The Book of Whispers, by Varujan Vosganian, and Medgidia, the Town at the End of the World, by Cristian Teodorescu.”

(Simona CHIȚAN, Evenimentul zilei)

“Without exaggeration, the novel Medgidia, the Town at the End of the World is exceptional. It is a family history that draws its sap, over an interval of less than ten years, from ‘textbook history.’ Between the rise of the Iron Guard and the fall of the Iron Curtain, Medgidia continues its fascinating existence.”

(Cosmin CIOTLOȘ , România literară)

“Cristian Teodorescu’s art of realist prose attains in this book the point of supreme refinement. The documentary-fiction premise, the unusual narrative construction and the impeccable style make Medgidia, the Town at the End of the World Cristian Teodorescu’s best book to date, and, in competition with Varujan Vosganian’s The Book of Whispers, one of the year’s best volumes of prose.”

(Marius CHIVU, Adevărul literar și artistic)


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