This is an exciting and quite extensive selection from the acclaimed poet and playwright Matei Vișniec’s excellent volume Dinner with Marx (La Masa cu Marx) translated from the Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Lidia Vianu. It’s such a joy to be able to feature one of the most significant writers living and writing outside Romania today whose work we admire. And if you didn’t see or read a play by Vișniec, be sure to check out How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients and Other Plays (Seagull Books, 2015), the first anthology of his dramatic work edited by Jozefina Komporaly, a must read collection of seven of his most impressive and outspoken plays.
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—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman