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By Corneliu Mitrache

only enriching his palate with new tastes and sights—the ordinary expatriate's fare—doesn't do it for this American in Paris. he's confident that someplace within the multitude there's a muse status by means of, able to motivate him. The mysterious marquise Doru stumbles upon at a party is a Russian attractiveness married to an outdated aristocrat. Ida is a painter and the writer of an erotic novel. From the perusal of every other's works, a literary ardour blossoms because the writers see in a single one other an extension in their favourite characters. yet Ida's selection to show their liaison right into a murals escalates right into a harmful, life-imitates-art-game.

Penned with the smallest amount of self-censorship and the main volume of accountability, A Marquise of Our Time is greater than only a love tale. between its natural world: the plight and enjoyment of these flocking to Paris, a writer's soul-searching within the soulless age, a flirting advisor with burlesque romps, a who is who of the Anglophone crowd, or even an equivalent chance feather-plucking among the French hen and the yank eagle.

“Refinement, wit, humor, grand artwork… let alone the creative development, the good discussion and the satiric vein that's infrequent nowadays.”
-Cécile Guilbert, writer, winner of Médicis Prize for Essays

“Many aspiring novelists come to Paris to jot down the subsequent nice novel. a few are looking to be Hemingway, others are looking to be Joyce, nonetheless others search to out-Miller Henry himself. Few be capable of get shut. but i'm happy to record that Corneliu Mitrache has performed it. A Marquise of Our Time is a wild journey throughout the expatriate lifetime of modern Parisian days and nights of affection and laughter.”
-Jim Haynes, writer, writer, co-founder of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre

"We a great deal loved A Marquise of Our Time and proposal it confirmed a lot expertise. regrettably, it is not the kind of novel we represent."
-New York Literary Agent

Corneliu Mitrache's performs were staged in big apple, la, Seattle and Paris. The Village Voice, the la instances and the l. a. Weekly hailed looking forward to Godex (formerly Godex Has Come) as “healthy originality,” “thought-provoking,” and “funny as hell.” His first novel used to be translated and released as l. a. Traversée du Styx through variants Denöel/Gallimard, Paris.

“We have talked much approximately [Michel] Houellebecq and [Bret Easton] Ellis, yet rarely approximately Dan Lungu and Corneliu Mitrache, authors who additionally rock.”
-Technikart magazine

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