March is dedicated to Mircea Cărtarescu on Romanian Literature Now. An important excerpt of Solenoid has been translated into English by Rodica Guja. Part novel, part metaphysical essay and poem, Solenoid (which is about to get a new paperback edition) is a sum of themes and images to be found in Mircea Cărtărescu’ s work. Published at the end of 2015, it quickly generated an outpouring of reactions, texts and reviews in Romanian literary journals, as well as a powerful response from Romanian readers. It’s time for English readers to get a glimpse of one of the most powerful works of recent Romanian Literature.
Marius Chivu review of Solenoid.