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Cosmin Perta


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Novel, Ego. Prose series, Polirom, 2015, 200 pages

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“Cosmin Perta’s fictional testament begins as a novel of the main character’s formative years and ends as a novel of deformation. Mannerist deformation, of the kind described by Curtius and Gustav Rene Hocke, with a strong note of originality brought by the inner conflict of a character who seeks revelations and yearns for the signs of divinity, although he never completely abandons the most worldly kind of rebellion. The course of this conflict also moves through a zone of the outopos, which might be interior, purely a product of hallucination, but also exterior, the Orthodox Christian space, that of flight from the world.” 

(Bogdan-Alexandru STANESCU)

“Viewed as an eccentric, that is, as lying outside the centre of a literature, Cosmin Perta cannot be compared with the rest of his generation in any way. For this reason, having passed out of the graces of north-western criticism, he is a writer good to be swept under the mat of irony and sneering, but who, paradoxically, is not long in displaying his talent with every new book.”

(Marius CONKAN)

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