The Wings
Mircea Cartarescu

The Wings

translated by Ferdinand Leopold
Details about the book
(Part three of the Orbitor trilogy)
  • date of publication: 25.08.2014
  • 672 Pages
  • Zsolnay
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-552-05689-3
  • Deutschland: 26,00 €
  • Österreich: 26,80 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05704-3
  • E-Book Deutschland: 11,99 €

In one of world literature’s most forceful, sweeping works, Mircea Cartarescu takes the reader back to the mythical history of his homeland and ancestors.

»It was the year of our Lord 1989. The people heard tales of war and revolt, but they were not afraid, because they knew it was fated to happen.« These are the opening words of Die Flügel, the last volume of Cartarescu’s Orbitor trilogy.

This novel reflects the matrix of social fermentation and the forces of change at work during the revolution in Bucharest. On the streets of the ice-bound city, tumultuous scenes unfold, entering the closed world of the narrator’s apartment via the television, which is on night and day – and inspiring him to immerse himself in the stories of his ancestors.The result is a series of dazzling and kaleidoscopic splinters of consciousness.

»A singular narrative universe, as unique as those of Kafka, Joyce and Borges.« Uwe Tellkamp

»Cartarescu has overwhelmed me, has shaken me to the core almost physically, until I felt dizzy – nauseous at times – but usually simply weightless.« Navid Kermani

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