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Mircea Cărtărescu, the wizard writer with a blinding smile


Photo credit: Cristian Gafițescu Mircea Cărtărescu was, for almost two hours, David Blaine. Like a skilled magician, he managed to turn a sluggish audience consisting of high-school students into a room full of hypnotised people who couldn't get enough of his words. He made them go through all the trials that the souls

An unicorn and Charlie Chaplin’s table neighbour


The Alecart meetings on Saturday brought before the young readers the writers James Meek (United Kingdom) and Fabio Stassi (Italy). During the event moderated by the teacher Nicoleta Munteanu, the two answered the students' questions, sharing stories from their personal lives that were used as material for their texts, and talking about the past, about

Matei Vişniec, a favourite among the teenagers of Iaşi


One could say that FILIT refrained from appearing grand for one moment during this year's edition, and this was not the result of oversight, but instead of a gesture of subtlety and elegance. This was the closing event, taking place on Sunday evening at the "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre of Iaşi, after the last of

Five ladies, five characters, one woman


Before the several dozen people filling the attic of the Pogor Museum, the Monika Peetz spoke at the "Logos" Club meetings, about the roles in which we can find women in Germany, starting from the five characters of her book, The Tuesday Ladies. Photo credit: Cătălin Hopulele At the meeting that was also