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The Black Envelope by Norman Manea
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Nov 12, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, translation
read count: 1

Manea's dark postmodern novel shows a lot of promise, but it is ever vague and confusing. Yes, this is the effect Manea's after because he wants the reader to have a sense of life in Fascist Romania; however, his technique is so effective that the book is a long series of events in a labyrinth of bleak darkness.
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