Monday, December 23, 2013

Radical form …

… Book review: ‘Blinding,’ by Mircea Cartarescu | Dallas Morning News.

“Hallucinatory” is a much-abused word in critical writing, usually applied with great laziness, but in Blinding it does seem appropriate, along with “rapturous” and even at times “exhausting.” How quickly Cartarescu takes us from scenes of Communist tedium to a fantastical New Orleans, while also inviting us to inspect the intricately detailed biblical scenes painted on a woman’s toenails!

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