"N. Manolescu promised somewhere an inventory of places where the characters in Romanian literature make love. The critic was surprised by the parsimonious frequentation of the conjugal bed, and the preference for more bucolic spots: the oven, the meadow, the haystack… Like in Dr. Montalban's Little Bible of the Newlyweds, the bed seems reserved for the 'domestic altar' and the missionary position."
Dilema veche, September 2005

by Simona Sora