Doina Ruști convierte su novela en una furiosa causa general contra la depravación de los valores éticos que han de regir cualquer sociedad desarrollada. Mas alla de su enorme valor documental, esta novela releva las extraordinarias cualidades literarias. (Antonio J. Ubero, La Opinión, 3 01, 2015)
An novel with extraordinary literary qualities.
Antonio J. Uber, La Opinion, Murcia
The great novel like Camus's The Plague.
Gianluca Veneziani, Libero Quotidiano
Lizoanca is a groundbreaking book written in a style refined and nuanced.
Even the Smallest Detail of the novel is veridical ...
A wonderful story, impeccably written.
Miguel Baquero, La tormenta en a vaso
Doina Rusti is an excellent prose writer, of great talent and intuition; she can have a rude style when needed, but other styles, too: humorous and candid, sarcastic and affectionate towards her characters who are always intense, interesting, ambiguous, original, as the author wants them to be.
I gladly recommned the novel Lizoanca at the age of eleven by Doina Ruști to be granted the Romanian Academy Award for literature.
In my opinion, the confidence, the artistry of portrayal, the exact and original description of the environment, the quest for a subtle epic crescendo, the illusion of stagnation make Doina Ruști a first class prose writer in current literature.
Nicolae Breban, 2011
As regards the literary value of the novel Lizoanca at the age of eleven, I think it is one of the most outstanding in current literature. The narrative intelligence, the fluidity of action, the invariably astonishing eloquence of the text, the shortness, the characters'pithiness, the accuracy of gestures, highly defining within a scene (approached shortly and directly, no introductions, sometimes hardly drafted auctorial reflections) and the way each short chapter enters into the whole - are hall-marks of a great novelist.
Gelu Ionescu, Apostrof, no 10/2009
The novel “When Lizoanca was eleven” describes an eleven year old girl’s childhood, Eliza Nițǎ, known as Lizoanca. The story focuses on the girl’s life as a prostitute and as one reads on contexts that led to Lizoanca being a prostitute are revealed. Thus Lizoanca abandons her parents because they treat her violently and she tries to find a father figure in one of her friends. The girl then takes on family behaviors while lacking a role model that she can take after. Sexually, Lizoanca is latent. The novel illustrates Lizoanca’s relationships with the people around her, as well as a series of predominately affective transfers and projections.
Simona Reghintovschi & Mihai Botezatu, 2011. "Interpretarea Psihanalitică A Romanului “Lizoanca La 11 Ani”," Papers 2011/370, Osterreichish-Rumanischer Akademischer Verein.