“This novel (The City has been taken, been taken) places her among the more significant figures of contemporary intellectual life. It is a work that is notable for the profound and creative way it links human suffering and existential anguish with the most universal issues of our own time.
The descriptions stir the soul, the heroes rise to the level of heroic and tragic symbols, the language flows vigorously in its emotional and heroic registers, as it attempts parallel approaches to both the external and internal space of events and of their protagonists.
The heroic and tragic event of the Fall is depicted on a large mural brimming with narrative power and passion and anguish of the soul. A novel that takes its place among the most significant of our contemporary literature.”
The original publication
Eleutherotypia, 26 February 1997