The Inventor of Love & Other Writings, by Luca, Gherasim
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- ISBN: 9780981808871 | 0981808875
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/6/2009
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.