Reading with Catalin Dorian Florescu The next event of our reading series «Das andere Buch an der Uni» will see Catalin Dorian Florescu read from «Der blinde Masseur» on Wednesday, 29 November 2006. Reading series «Das andere Buch an der Uni» Catalin Dorian Florescu reads from «Der blinde Masseur» Library of the University of St. Gallen, under the cupola Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 7.30 pm Free entry. Reading in German About the book As an adolescent, Teodor travelled through Rumanian villages and listened to the stories told by superstitious farmers. Now a successful man, he returns from the West to his home to see whether he would really have been happier there. And also to retrace the love of his youth. Following a car accident, he finds himself stranded in an isolated location where he meets a blind masseur and his friends. Teodor is fascinated by the place where patients read works of world literature on tape for the masseur. Florescu creates a world which is both merciless and poetic, beautiful and despairing. A story filled with life and a wonderful declaration of love to the power of literature. About the author Catalin Dorian Florescu was born in 1967 in Rumania. Since fleeing the country in 1982, he has lived in Zurich and studied Psychology at the University of Zurich. He has worked as a freelance author since 2001.