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By Corneliu Mitrache

in simple terms enriching his palate with new tastes and sights—the traditional 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 way of, able to encourage him. The mysterious marquise Doru stumbles upon at a celebration is a Russian good looks married to an outdated aristocrat.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 wildlife: the plight and enjoyment of these flocking to Paris, a writer's soul-searching within the soulless age, a flirting consultant with burlesque romps, a who is who of the Anglophone crowd, or even an equivalent chance feather-plucking among the French hen and the yankee eagle.

“Refinement, wit, humor, grand paintings… let alone the inventive building, the nice 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 write down the following nice novel. a few are looking to be Hemingway, others are looking to be Joyce, nonetheless others search to out-Miller Henry himself. Few have the ability to get shut. but i'm happy to document that Corneliu Mitrache has performed it. A Marquise of Our Time is a wild trip during 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 suggestion it confirmed a lot expertise. regrettably, it isn't the kind of novel we represent."
-New York Literary Agent

Corneliu Mitrache's performs were staged in long island, l. a., Seattle and Paris. The Village Voice, the l. a. occasions and the l. a. Weekly hailed awaiting Godex (formerly Godex Has Come) as “healthy originality,” “thought-provoking,” and “funny as hell.” His first novel was once translated and released as los angeles Traversée du Styx by means of variations 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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