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By Gilbert Sorrentino

ISBN-10: 1566892872

ISBN-13: 9781566892872


Borrowing its identify from a William Carlos Williams poem, A unusual Commonplace lays naked the secrets and techniques and desires of characters whose lives are intertwined by means of accident and necessity, possessions and experience.

Ensnared in a jungle of urban streets and suburban bed room groups from the boozy Nineteen Fifties to the culturally vacuous current, traces blur among households and friends, violence and love, wish and melancholy. As fathers try and connect to their childrens, as writers fight for credibility, as better halves stroll out, and an previous guy performs Russian roulette with a deck of playing cards, their tales resonate with poignancy and savage humor—familiar, tragic, and cathartic.

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There are also (corresponding to the known grapho-poems) grapho-proses and blank pages of “very short pages”. , like in the (relative) former children games. More than in anyone of his other creations, in Defective writings Florentin Smarandache seems to aspire for the achievement of a synthesis of the all vanguard and neo vanguard experiences of the 20th century, reduced to the common denominator of the paradoxism. At the same time he aspires for a creative assimilation of different orientations and directions of the postmodernist literature, an ambitious undertaking that seems very possible!

36 Otherwise the author himself asserts that he does not want to restrain the literature, but to extend it through non-literature ( p. nonsense! ) looks at us with big, restless and attentive eyes, in which a kind of consuming fever reflects the whole inner work’s drama. Affinities, volume of translations from the universal poetry, was published in 1998 at D publishing house and includes 42 poets from 23 countries. ) the criterion being: diversity as much as possible, curious to see how people write elsewhere on the globe, in the least known places”(page V- VI).

Then follows an impressive “parade” of the three subspecies of distich: paradoxist, tautologic and dualist. Their display is made on countries, in an alphabetic order. Among the 15 countries presented in anthology, Romania appears represented by Ada Carstoiu, Ion Carstoiu’s daughter, the known linguist from Balcesti Valcea. The chosen “pieces” are convincing, proving the success of the three new subspecies created by Smarandache and demonstrating again the vitality of this movement. With a title in the spirit of the paradoxistic movement, Ask me to ask you( Intreaba-ma sa te intreb)- the interviews book published in 1999 at Macarie Publishing House, Targoviste, reproduces the texts from the volume Interviews with Florentin Smarandache, by Veronica Balaj and Mihail I.

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