English Summary/英文概要： ‘The Childhood of Kaspar Hauser is the place where the Bret Easton Ellis of Lunar Park miraculously meets Nabokov.’ Romania literară
’This is the novel of a sacrificed generation, that of the transition from communism to democracy, and is also one of the first novels dedicated to Bucharest after the Revolution.’ Observatorul cultural
‘Bogdan Stanescu is one of the most talented writers of the new literary generation in his country. Author of excellent books of poetry, prose and criticism he represents the best of the new post-communist spiritual climate in today’s Eastern Europe.
His Kaspar Hauser (nicknamed "Bobitza" - ’berry’) confronts a difficult childhood and adolescence in the periphery of Bucharest, among a broken family, a group of violent companions, young, brutal outsiders and his own confused solitude. In the second part of this ambitious novel (made of connected short and longer stories) we find him in a lucid transition towards a sceptical but still reasonable maturity, finally ready to accept his part in the tense and often traumatic pressure of our time. The brilliant modulations and potential of a dynamic, often picturesque style adds vitality, charm and mystery to the narrative.
A subtle and profound coming of age book, astute and colourful, written with passion and intelligence, highly significant for the current disturbing and often overwhelming time of re-evaluations and change.’ Norman Manea, author, prize winner, Professor at Bard College
Awards/获奖情况： WINNER OF THE THOREAU NEPHEW PRIZE IN ROMANIA
WINNER OF THE RADIO ROMANIA CULTURAL AWARD FOR LITERATURE
LAUREATE OF THE FESTIVAL DU PREMIER ROMAN DE CHAMBERY
WINNER OF THE ATENEU MAGAZINE PRIZE FOR PROSE