An amalgam of utopia and despair is
what characterizes An Eastern Epistolary, the work that the bookkeepers all too
often mistakenly place on the shelf of political literature. This is in fact a novel,
in the sense Shklovsky and the Russian formalists saw it, bringing together
fiction and a document… A whole that offers a surprising image of newer
history, a kind of epopee of paradox.
Michel: Le Nouvel Observateur
An Eastern Epistolary fits into the
tradition of epistolary novel… Some day this
breviary will be read as a modern replica of Don
Palmier: Le Monde Diplomatique
This book is at the same time a humane
and literary testimony, in itself it conciliates
the daring defense of freedom and deep cosmopolitan emotion,
which knows nothing of national separation.
Magris: Corriere della Sera
The question of what literary genre
this work belongs to is completely irrelevant. What is important is that this
is true literature.
Kadaré: Fnac-Etoile, Pariz