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Martin Riker teaches at Washington University in St Louis.

Mircea Cărtărescu

Martin Riker, 20 March 2014

At the end of​ Mircea Cărtărescu’s collection Nostalgia (1993, translated into English in 2005) is a fantastical tale called ‘The Architect’, about a man who buys a car and becomes obsessed with its horn, then with car horns in general, then with the music of car horns and music in general, but never actually learns how to drive. It comes after a series of stories...

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