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The Lair (Margellos World Republic of Letters)

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Norman Manea, Romania's most famous contemporary author, twice has survived the grip of totalitarian regimes. No stranger to exile, he mines its complexities and disorientations in this extraordinarily compelling novel, The Lair. Exile in the motherland and away from it is the shared plight of his protagonists. Nowhere at home, they move through their lives in a continuous, ever-elusive quest for national and individual identity. Manea's characters seek a place and a voice in America, only to discover that the shackles of their native totalitarian and nationalist ideologies are impossible to break.

Manea's themes and narrative approach are intricate: his style fluctuates in correspondence with the instability of his characters' lives, his story is encased within an elaborate network of allusions and paradoxes. Yet in the midst of the novel's overriding disorientation, the author establishes intersections and uncovers the universal. Through the predicaments of his perpetual outsiders, he offers a poignant assessment of the conflicts of the individual in the age of globalization. He writes with unmatched intensity and a unique sensitivity to the human tragicomedy.

Synopsis:

Now available for the first time in English, Manea's acclaimed novel of émigrés in America, free yet imprisoned by the past

About the Author

Norman Manea is Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture and writer-in-residence at Bard College. A novelist and essayist, he first published in Communist Romania in the 1960s, producing a string of socially critical works that led to his expulsion in 1986. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and he has received many important cultural and literary prizes, including the MacArthur Fellowship (U.S.), the Nonino Prize (Italy), and the Légion d'honneur (France). The author lives in New York City. Oana Sânziana Marian is a poet, translator, photographer, and filmmaker. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300179941
Author:
Manea, Norman
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Marian, Oana Sanziana
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General

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