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Caius Dobrescu


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Novel, Fiction LTD series, Polirom, 2011, 696 pages

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 “Minoan is a story of remarkable intelligence, written using the tools of a professional writer, who holds his readers in the palm of his hand. Not polemically, but passionately and utterly persuasively, Caius Dobrescu has written an admirable book of the highest quality.” 

(Doris MIRONESCU)

 “Minoan is a surprise of a book. I would also say it is by far Caius Dobrescu’s most daring literary experiment.” 

(Bianca BURTA-CERNAT)

 “Minoan is the story of a man from the East, a failed intellectual burdened by the still raw memory of communism, who discovers the confusing world of America. Since it has a subject with elements of the sensational, para-literature, and refined, professional writing, the book will attract a number of categories of readers.” 

(Gabriela GHEORGHISOR)

 “The major inter-war intellectuals, with their Iron Guard past, and conspiracy theories are the main characters of Minoan. In the garb of a thriller, Dobrescu delivers a blistering attack on conspiracy theories, absurd idolisation of intellectuals, and simplistic fictionalisations.” 

(C. ROGOZANU)

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