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Publisher Comments:

From these few elements, Romanian author Dumitru Tsepeneag builds a dreamlike world both ancient and contemporary, and as mesmerizing as that in his critically acclaimed Vain Art of the Fugue. Praised by Emil Cioran for its precise and masterly evocation of sensual detail, The Necessary Marriage confirms Tsepeneag's position as one of the most important Eastern European writers of the post-communist era.

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A man lies sleepless in a foul-smelling room while raucous noises come from next door, and women--past and present, real or imagined--pass through his mind.

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[Tsepeneag] induces the sense that memory, time, and consciousness are both mutable and, ultimately, unknowable.With his metaphors and traps, Dumitru Tsepeneag reminds me of a magician who pulls flowers, animals, and strange objects out of his hat. He lays comical stories over a poignant, and often grim, background.

About the Author

Dumitru Tsepeneag is one of the most innovative Romanian writers of the second half of the twentieth century. In 1975, while he was in France, his citizenship was revoked by Ceauşescu, and he was forced into exile. In the 1980s, he started to write in French. He returned to his native language after the Ceauşescu regime ended, but continues to write in his adopted language as well.A translator from Romanian, Spanish, German, French, and Italian, Patrick Camiller has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneag's Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564785343
Author:
Tsepeneag, Dumitru
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Translator:
Camiller, Patrick
Author:
Tepeneag, Dumitru
Author:
Camiller, Patrick
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Series:
Romanian Literature Series
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
130
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.405 lb

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Product details 130 pages Dalkey Archive Press - English 9781564785343 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A man lies sleepless in a foul-smelling room while raucous noises come from next door, and women--past and present, real or imagined--pass through his mind.
"Synopsis" by , [Tsepeneag] induces the sense that memory, time, and consciousness are both mutable and, ultimately, unknowable.With his metaphors and traps, Dumitru Tsepeneag reminds me of a magician who pulls flowers, animals, and strange objects out of his hat. He lays comical stories over a poignant, and often grim, background.
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