The Inventor of Love & Other Writings

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-06
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Far ahead of its time when written in the 1940s, The Inventor of Love by Gherasim Luca (1913-1994) is a discourse on the re-invention of love that begins on the somber note of suicide. It is a work of desire, despair, and reconciliation, and is unquestionably one of the most extraordinary surrealist texts of that time period. Luca was a key member of Romania's surrealist group in Bucharest. The Inventor of Love Other Writings is the first edition to present the entire text in English; it provides an overview of Luca's work with a sampling of other writings. Translated by Julian and Laura Semilian, this edition has an introduction by Andrei Codrescu who is not only a fan of Luca's work but met him and shared a "lost" evening with him in New York. An insightful essay by Petre Rbreve;ileanu sheds necessary light on Luca and his work. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Gherasim Luca: The Flowers of Meat/Andrei Codrescup. 9
The Inventor of Love
The Inventor of Lovep. 17
I Roam the Impossiblep. 33
The Dead Deathp. 42
Appendixp. 62
The Praying Mantis Appraised
The Fencing Foil With Circles Under Its Eyelidsp. 69
The Carnation's Misfortunesp. 71
The Praying Mantis Appraisedp. 73
The Volcanoes Inside Vegetablesp. 76
Mineral O! Statue of Desirep. 80
The Foreshadowed Castlep. 85
The Echo Painted Redp. 91
I Love Youp. 96
Blood and Memory's Décolletagep. 101
The Rubber Coffeep. 108
A Few Agricultural Devicesp. 113
The Next Dayp. 119
The Desired Desirep. 123
The Kleptobject Sleepsp. 128
Ontopoetics, or the Trans-Surrealist Path/Petre Răileanup. 137
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