Waiting: Stories

Waiting: Stories
Author: Dumitru Țepeneag
Language English
Pages: 135
ISBN10: 1564789012
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.14
ISBN13: 9781564789013
Published: October 3rd 2013 by Dalkey Archive Press

Though best known now for his novels, this collection of pre-exile short stories by the renowned Romanian author and "onirist" not only show Dumitru Tsepeneag at his best, but provide a glimpse into the secret history of surrealism uunder the brutal regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu. In these stories, life is both banal and bizarre, on the verge of breaking down, like a film loop played once too often, with the hot glare of irrationality always waiting to burn through. Looking forward to Vain Art of the Fugue and back to Breton, Waiting is a subversive delicacy.