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The Circus in Front of My House

"Adrian Sangeorzan has written a 'Holden Caulfield' novel with an extra-political dimension. The beauty and magic of childhood defends itself with all its might from the duplicity and charmless world of adults and over time it creates a real protection for innocence. It is a literary castle built of branches, found pieces and circus ropes, but the reader of these memories will step into the circus world with a new sense of freedom and the feeling that he can (as long as the charm lasts) breathe freely."


- Andrei Codrescu


About the Author

Adrian Sangeorzan was born in 1954 in Romania. He graduated from the Medical School at the University of Cluj and worked as a doctor in communist Romania until 1990 when he immigrated to the United States.  He lives in New York and works as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

His volume of memoirs and fiction titled Between Two Worlds – Tales of a Women's Doctor was published in two editions and got the Prize for Fiction in Romania. The book came out in the US with the title Exiled from the Womb – Tales of a Women's Doctor.  

He is the author of several novels and collections of short stories: Vitali, Among Women, The Tap on the Shoulder, and collections of poetry: Over the Lifeline, Voices on a Razor’s Edge, (exquisite corpse poems with Carmen Firan), The Anatomy of the Moon, The Span of Memory, Masked World, all bilingual-editions Romanian-English. His poetry was translated in German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bengali, French, Uzbek etc. He is co-translator of Naming the Nameless/Locul Nimănui – An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.  He is a member of the Romanian Writers Guild and the American International Library of Poets. 


His website can be found at

New Meridian Arts

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