Marin Malaicu-Hondrari

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Novel, "Proza" series, Cartea Românească, 2010, 248 pages

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Critics about

 “Rarely have I read more simple or more powerful sentences. With his background as a poet and translator of poetry, Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari is among the latest wave of prose stylists in Romanian. In spite of the rather uninspired finale (and a beautiful cover that says nothing about the book itself), The Comparison is an intelligently and stylishly written literary novel. It is a novel with soul, one that will win admirers. It deserves it.”

(Marius CHIVU, Dilema Veche)

 “Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari’s Comparisons are thus Wong Kar Wai-style coincidences, chance surrealist meetings (on a dissecting table), comparisons enabled by poetry and many other things, in a poetic ‘novel’ whose elegant, spare, minimalist writing hypnotises the reader line after line.”

(Adina DINIȚOIU, Observator cultural)

“Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari’s new novel, The Comparison, is the book of an aesthete. It has great artistry (in effect, it is nothing but art, from one end to the other), but without this affecting its narrative qualities.”


(Cosmin CIOTLOȘ , România literară)

“All the female characters become addicted to reading, and the way in which they express their love imprints on Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari’s prose an authenticity I did not think was still possible in contemporary prose.”


(Cosmin BORZA , Dilemateca)


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