Dumitru Tsepeneag And The Canon Of Alternative Literature

Author: Laura Pavel
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786390
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Dumitru Tsepeneag And The Canon Of Alternative Literature from the Author: Laura Pavel. "Oneirism" wasn't just a new, homegrown form of surrealism, but implicitly a rebuke to the officially mandated socialist and nationalist realism imposed by Ceausescu on all Romanian authors: here was writing devoted to the logic of dreams, not the grim reality policed by the communist regime. As such, Dumitru Tsepeneag and the Canon of Alternative Literature is not just the study of one man's work, but of an entire nation's literary history over the latter half of the twentieth century. The first monograph to appear in English on perhaps the most idiosyncratic and influential Romanian writer working today, Dumitru Tsepeneag and the Canon of Alternative Literature places Tsepeneag among the ranks of the great literary innovators-and pranksters-of the twentieth century.