My experience with the (supposedly) best Romanian contemporary writer is rather limited, I don't know why I was never prone to read his prose - I've only read one of his novels so far-, let alone his poetry. However I enjoyed these 3 stories a great deal; I loved the central piece, Les Belles étrangères, I'm a sucker for lit stories and facts, writers' gossip and who did what with whom. I'm sure it's not a remarkable piece of writing, it's good for the weekend and it sold well, to his benefit, so everyone's happy.
P.S. There's one thing I like about Cărtărescu, nevertheless: his lifelong love for Salinger.